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Planning for the Revised Curriculum at Key Stage 3 . Aims of this Unit. Assist School Development Planning for the Revised Curriculum;

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aims of this unit
Aims of this Unit
  • Assist School Development Planning for the Revised Curriculum;
  • Provide practical strategies for planning:- Learning for Life and Work- Skills & Capabilities- Assessment for Learning- General Learning Areas- Connected Learning; and
  • Provide additional resources for planning.
implementation by 2007
Implementation by 2007?
  • We can’t do it all by 2007.
  • We need time to plan carefully.
  • We need time to receive training.
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How is the curriculum changing?

  • Minimum Requirements
  • Themes that engage teenagers
  • Emphasis on relevance and connections

A more flexible curriculum

  • Central elements of Revised Curriculum:
  • Personal Development
  • Citizenship
  • Employability
  • Home Economics

Focus on Learning for Life and Work

Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities to become an intrinsic part of classroom practice

Building Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities

Classroom methodology to improve focus on learning, participation and feedback

Assessment for Learning

why is the curriculum changing
Why is the curriculum changing?
  • National strategies
  • Research and evidence base
  • Changing times
continuous and connected development
Continuous and Connected Development
  • Start with one pod
  • Expect interconnectivity
  • Plan for each pod
  • Revisit and add to plans
the planning process
The Planning Process

4A’s Model

  • harmonises with best practice and is very flexible

Can be used to plan across:

  • whole school
  • departmental/Area of Learning
  • subject/individual teachers
  • year groups
  • key stages.
4a s cycle for implementation
4A’s Cycle for Implementation

Audit

Review your provision in relation to what you currently do.

Aspire

Clarify your vision in relation to your chosen starting point.

Adapt

Review your Year 8 provision against the new requirements.

Action

Develop action plans in relation to your starting point.

4a s benefits
4A’s Benefits
  • a deeper understanding of the changes in the Revised Curriculum;
  • opportunities to be creative in meeting the requirements of the Revised Curriculum;
  • increased engagement and commitment from staff; and
  • vital information to inform decision-making.
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Aspire:

Clarify your vision for the Revised Curriculum in relation to your chosen starting point (pod.)

  • What do we want our pupils to know about?
  • What do we want our pupils to be? (attitudes, dispositions and values)
  • What do we want our pupils be able to do? (skills & capabilities)
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Audit:Review your current provision in relation to the Revised Curriculum.

Results will contribute to a curriculum map for Year 8 showing:

  • subject content and contexts;
  • existing opportunities for Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities and Assessment for Learning;
  • existing/potential links to Learning for Life and Work.
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Adapt:Review existing Year 8 curriculum map against the Minimum Requirements of the Revised Curriculum to identify:

  • strengths and weaknesses;
  • duplication and/or gaps;
  • more opportunities for Connecting Learning;
  • what can be done better.
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Action:Develop action plans in relation to your starting point.

Actions plans should be prepared for:

  • whole school;
  • departments;
  • Areas of Learning;
  • individual subjects; and
  • individual teachers.
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Additional Resources to Support Our Planning

  • The ‘Planning for Implementation’ DVD and staff discussion booklet;
  • Case studies of school planning and implementation;
  • CPD materials on Learning for Life and Work, Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities and Assessment for Learning; and
  • Connecting the Learning: Thematic Units.
points to remember
Points to Remember
  • Choose a starting point.
  • Create a plan for each pod.
  • Use the 4A’s Model to create each plan.
  • Each plan should feed into a master plan.
  • Revisit and amend the plans regularly, making sure to also update the master plan.