Presentation on theme: "Planning for the Revised Curriculum at Key Stage 3."— Presentation transcript:
Planning for the Revised Curriculum at Key Stage 3
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. Aims of this Unit
We cant do it all by We need time to plan carefully. We need time to receive training. Implementation by 2007?
How is the curriculum changing? A more flexible curriculum Minimum Requirements Themes that engage teenagers Emphasis on relevance and connections Focus on Learning for Life and Work Central elements of Revised Curriculum: Personal Development Citizenship Employability Home Economics Building Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities to become an intrinsic part of classroom practice Assessment for Learning Classroom methodology to improve focus on learning, participation and feedback
National strategies Research and evidence base Changing times Why is the curriculum changing?
Starting Points for Year 8
Continuous and Connected Development Start with one pod Expect interconnectivity Plan for each pod Revisit and add to plans
The Planning Process 4As 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.
4As Cycle for Implementation Aspire Clarify your vision in relation to your chosen starting point. Audit Review your provision in relation to what you currently do. Adapt Review your Year 8 provision against the new requirements. Action Develop action plans in relation to your starting point.
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. 4As Benefits
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) Clarify your vision for the Revised Curriculum in relation to your chosen starting point (pod.) Aspire:
Outline of Planning Activities for Aspire
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.
Outline of Planning Activities for Audit
strengths and weaknesses; duplication and/or gaps; more opportunities for Connecting Learning; what can be done better. Adapt: Review existing Year 8 curriculum map against the Minimum Requirements of the Revised Curriculum to identify:
Outline of Planning Activities for Adapt
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.
Outline of Activities for Action
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. Additional Resources to Support Our Planning
A Departmental Approach to Planning Minimum Requirements See Handout
1.Choose a starting point. 2.Create a plan for each pod. 3.Use the 4As Model to create each plan. 4.Each plan should feed into a master plan. 5.Revisit and amend the plans regularly, making sure to also update the master plan. Points to Remember