Designing your science curriculum for success NY287 / C20

Start date
18 Mar 21
2 Days
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD


High-quality teaching and learning, whether in the classroom or in remote teaching, is underpinned by effective curriculum design. Teachers will explore different evidence-informed aspects of a well thought-out curriculum and how to develop these in their own departments. 

You will have chance to consider effective subject knowledge, well-planned, embedded practical and maths skills and thinking on progression to help specialist and non-specialist teachers in your department. There will also be discussion and sharing of ideas from the different teachers oin the course and chance to ask questions that are specific to your setting and needs.

This course will encourage departments to take a wide-ranging view of their teaching and with support from experts in different parts of the curriculum, will challenge an support them to develop their thinking further. 

This course is for classroom teachers and heads of science from all UK secondary schools

Topics covered:

  • What makes up an effective science curriulum?
  • Progression through the curriculum
  • Mathematics and literacy in the science curriculum
  • Practical progression and working scientifically
  • Working with your department
  • Inclusion and diversity
This course will be delivered remotely on the days and times detailed below. To participate in full, you will need to ensure you have dedicated time away from the classroom, as you would if this were a face to face course. We will take regular breaks and structure the content so that it is interactive and impactful. You must attend all sessions in order to receive the bursary, and sessions will not be recorded. For more information on remote delivery, please visit 


  • explore a range of curriculum designs for secondary science
  • identify good practice and research behind effective science curriculums
  • develop effective support for enhancing teaching and learning in science
  • map your own curriculums to suit your own schools needs


1. Designing a curriculum pathway for progression - Delivered remotely18 March 202110:00-17:30Virtual
2. Aspects of a balanced curriculum - Delivered remotely19 March 202109:00-16:00Virtual



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Additional information

Our remote CPD courses for teachers are delivered across a series of sessions run at specific times and dates. Information on all course sessions can be found under the description of each course. To complete a course, all sessions are mandatory.

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