Build an outstanding curriculum workshop
Is your curriculum preparing students to apply knowledge in GCSE exams? Do students forget most of what they learned earlier? 'Build an outstanding curriculum' will show you how to refocus your curriculum on the conceptual understanding and skills for AO2 and AO3 that a 5-year curriculum needs. The workshop uses our 5-year plan, Blueprint, and takes you through the design process we have used to turn the plan into a classroom-ready course. Plus you’ll get a free energy transfer topic from our Complete Mastery course, so you can see clearly how to put the changes into action.
What you will learn
✔ How to re-align all the elements of your curriculum
✔ How to use the Acquire, Apply, Analyse to better aim at AO1, AO2 and AO3
✔ How to use Engage, Explore, Explain for better conceptual understanding
✔ How to use pre- and diagnostic assessment to make teaching adaptive
£169 for one teacher or £229 for two teachers. The workshop builds on the successful 2018 Kickstart Workshops.
Kickstart will help you transition to a 5-year, big ideas approach. You will start the process of reshaping your curriculum into a progression of key concepts that leads students towards expert understanding. At the level of each unit, you will see how teaching towards clear objectives for applying and analysing can help weaker students improve by developing their cognitive abilities.
To make your job easier, we have created a 5-year big ideas curriculum framework. Blueprint is designed backwards from the new GCSE requirements and developed with an Awarding Body. Our analysis shows there is enough curriculum time to teach concepts and skills in depth and still get through the content. Blueprint does this by building a strong foundation to build on later. This reduces the need for re-teaching and makes it easier to learn the factual details.
Kickstart Workshops will be led by Tony Sherborne and the Mastery Science team, who designed the KS3 Science Syllabus and the 5-year plan with AQA.
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You can pay by credit card or by invoice.
Using a Purchase Order? Add a customer note during checkout. Your confirmation email will include the link to your invoice to pay.
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Kickstart will give you practical ways to improve your current
curriculum, and implement the principles immediately to maximise your learning. Download the agenda.
Want to bring a colleague? We encourage two or more teachers from one school to attend and have substantially reduced the cost. Select the number of teachers, and use the discount code at the end of the checkout process.
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Please contact us if you want to book 5 or more teachers or you are from an academy chain booking teachers from different schools.
Booking for someone else? Please add a note to your order. Enter the name of the teacher who is going to attend.
Want to bring a colleague? There is a substantial discount for 2 or more teachers. See discounts section.
Want to change the venue? Once paid, you can transfer your booking to a different venue at no cost, if there are places available. Please contact us.
Want to cancel? You can cancel a booking by email until 28 days before the event and receive a full refund. After this, there will be an administration charge of £50.
What happens if the event is cancelled? First, we will offer you an alternative venue/date. If this is not suitable for you, we will of course give you an immediate full refund.
I attended your workshop and thought it was brilliant. Excellent resources to help ensure mastery of science. We have a lot of work to do!
An extremely thought provoking course, for rethinking priorities in teaching science and the possibility of creating more 'space' in the curriculum.
An inspiring day with so many ideas. I definitely plan to make a start and make changes.
I really enjoyed this philosophy on education; really made me think. I will be changing the way I do things.
Great concept ideas: I will be suggesting these to my HoD and using Big Ideas. Thanks for a very good learning experience.
A really helpful course and lots of great ideas to start implementing.
Very useful and relevant. Likely to make an immediate impact on planning for lessons.
Fabulous day – I’ve got a lot from it. Lots of good ideas and discussions.
Great to have topic/syllabus drawn up as I’ve been battling this in my own rewrite from scratch.