Kickstart your 5-year plan: Online course
Buy the Online Course and all the teachers in your department can access it. This is an online version of our Kickstart your 5-year plan course that you can take without the need to leave school. It will show you how to implement your own 5-year mastery curriculum, using the 6 laws of Mastery. From the team behind the AQA KS3 Science Syllabus.
Are you looking for a big ideas, mastery learning curriculum? Or a coherent 5-year plan? Would you like to trial all the materials before making a commitment?
Arguably the most important change you can make is to reshape your curriculum around key concepts and scientific thinking skills - the essential content that opens up higher grades at GCSE. Doing this gains you time to teach concepts in depth so that more students can succeed, and helps students remember the facts better by connecting them to bigger ideas.
How do you build a 5-year plan? And what changes to teaching and assessment are needed?
Kickstart your 5-year plan is an online course designed to help you implement your own big ideas curriculum, based on the framework and principles we have developed (called Blueprint). It's a combination of online videos, activities and discussion. The online course also includes teaching and assessment materials for you to pilot one Year 7 concept. It's even better if you combine it with our face-to face-Workshop.
The course is facilitated by Tony Sherborne and the Mastery Science team, who designed the KS3 Science Syllabus for AQA.
✔ Self-service video and text-based learning activities
✔ Use anytime
✔ Access for your whole department
Scene setting and goals
Introducing the elements of the course. A clear definition of mastery. Setting your own goals for improving your current curriculum.
Understanding challenge of challenging Apply and Analyse GCSE questions., Where most science curricula fall short. How to align your curriculum goals, assessment and teaching with your overall aims.
1st Law of Mastery
How big ideas and key concepts are essential for being able to apply knowledge, and how to organise curriculum content around them.
2nd Law of Mastery
How to improve learning goals to create a pathway of increasing demand, and integrate thinking with conceptual understanding.
3rd Law of Mastery
Building on students' prior understanding. Using pre-assessments and re-thinking time.
4th Law of Mastery
Moving away from transmission thinking. Acquiring concepts as tools for explaining phenomena. The advantages of model-based inquiry.
5th Law of Mastery
Teaching students to apply knowledge and to analyse. Using general and concept specific strategies.
6th Law of Mastery
Using curriculum time to maximum effect. Using diagnostic assessment for differentiation and giving students more learning to master concepts.
How to begin changing your curriculum. Reviewing your goals and making an action plan. Getting more support and the free topic.
You can pay by credit card, or by invoice/cheque.
Once payment is made, and the course has started, you will be given the logins to access all the course materials and discussions.