Designing your science curriculum for success NY287

Explore the different components of a balanced and effective secondary science curriculum to improve or develop your own.


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 on 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.

Who is it for?

Classroom teachers and heads of science from all UK secondary schools.

What topics are covered?

This two-day course covers:
  • What makes up an effective science curriulum?
  • Progression through the curriculum
  • Mathematics and literacy in the science curriculum
  • Practical progression and working scientifically
  • Woking with your department
  • Inclusion and diversity
Not sure yet? Here is a free taster which will give you a better understanding of what to expect once you join the course. Please note, this is a free short activity you can do in your own time.

How will you learn?

This course will be delivered either remotely, face to face at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, or as a blend of both approaches.Please see the 'Scheduled dates' section on the top right hand side of this page to choose the date and delivery mode that suit you best.

How long is this course?

Two days


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



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