UPGRADE OFFER: Curriculum design for secondary school science NE209 / A20

Start date
16 Nov 20
Duration
3 Weeks

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Summary

Online course. Discover the key components of a strong secondary school science curriculum in this introductory course. You’ll explore the advantages and disadvantages of various approaches, as well as how support for teachers can be modelled to support effective learning for students. You’ll consider how practical work and maths skills for science can be embedded in a curriculum and how progression can be mapped effectively.

Through videos, discussion and tasks, you’ll engage with other teachers, share your experiences of planning science schemes of learning, and plan for future curriculum development.

Join this course

Book onto our Curriculum design for secondary school science online course through the STEM Learning website and you can purchase an upgrade for only £20 +VAT. You will get unlimited access to the course and recognition with a STEM certificate on successful completion.

Usual upgrade price is £42 on FutureLearn.

Join on FutureLearn for free to get time-limited access without a certificate.

Who is it for?

This course is designed for heads of department, or aspiring heads of department, and teachers with responsibility for curriculum planning in secondary science subjects.

What topics are covered?

This three week course covers:

  • What a good curriculum and scheme of work looks like.
  • Mapping progression of subject knowledge and practical skills across the curriculum.
  • The impact of assessment on different curriculum models.
  • Linking maths skills and the science curriculum.
  • Working together as a department.

This course takes around three hours per week to complete and you do not need to be online at any specific time.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the key features of an effective science curriculum and scheme of work for students aged 11-19 years.
  • Identify progression routes though science subjects to maximise learning.
  • Evaluate the development of mathematical skills and extended writing across the curriculum.
  • Assess the advantages and disadvantages of different curriculum models for secondary science.
  • Discuss the implications of assessment practices on curriculum planning.

Sessions

DateTime
Curriculum design for secondary school science16 November 202000:00-00:00

Notes

This course is hosted on the FutureLearn social learning platform. The email address you give when you apply will be used to send you joining instructions and information about your course. Please make sure you can be contacted directly with this email address. You will be asked to create a FutureLearn account with the same email address you register, if you do not already have one.

In addition to STEM Learning Terms and Conditions, by booking on this course you are consenting to your details being shared with FutureLearn under their Terms and Conditions for Invited Learners. By booking onto this course, you agree that your information will be held by FutureLearn and National STEM Learning Centre as data controllers in common, and your progress on this course will be monitored by STEM Learning.

If you have booked in advance of the course being available, you will receive access to the course on FutureLearn no later than the course start date.

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Cost

* Your school or college will receive the bursary on successful completion of the CPD and impact toolkit. Find out more.

Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£20.00 +VAT
State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£20.00 +VATStandard bursary available*£0.00

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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