Curriculum design for secondary school science NE209 / C20

Start date
3 May 21
Duration
3 Weeks
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Summary

Online, self-paced 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. 

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?

  • 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.

How will you learn?

This online, self-paced course can be completed flexibly. Participants can join and start this course at any time after the advertised date. Find out how our online CPD works. 

How long is this course?

This course takes around three hours per week to complete and you do not need to be online at any specific time. You can take the course at your own pace. 

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 science03 May 202100:00-00:00

Notes

Group enrolments: If you are a school, college or MAT and wish to arrange payment by invoice for 25 or more participants, please contact onlinecpd@stem.org.uk quoting the course code, title and start date.

FutureLearn terms and conditions: This course is hosted on the FutureLearn social learning platform and you will need to create an account if you do not already have one. 

In addition to STEM Learning Terms and Conditions, by booking on this course you are consenting to FutureLearn’s 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 that by joining the course on FutureLearn your progress will be monitored by STEM Learning.

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

 

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Cost

State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£20.00 +VATStandard bursary available*£0.00
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£40.00 +VAT

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

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