02 March 2017

40 Curriculum Models 2017:

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With enormous thanks to everyone who has contributed, the spreadsheet below now shows the curriculum models for 40 different schools. I’m going to stop there. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fuZV6mg5BQLDnQ3xACDMqTuKbUKZGr5k9iYz56RpDvM/edit?usp=sharing     The collection includes the models for grammar schools, comprehensives, middle schools and international schools.  No two are…

40 Curriculum Models 2017:

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Three of the 40 models. 

With enormous thanks to everyone who has contributed, the spreadsheet below now shows the curriculum models for 40 different schools. I’m going to stop there.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fuZV6mg5BQLDnQ3xACDMqTuKbUKZGr5k9iYz56RpDvM/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

The collection includes the models for grammar schools, comprehensives, middle schools and international schools.  No two are the same. There’s a mixture of 25, 30, 50 and 60 period cycles.

There are some definite trends: 

A tendency towards having three option blocks – previously most schools would have had four.  This reflects the need to teach each option subject in more time given the greater demands of each course.

There is a lot of time given to English, Maths and Science – although the exact amount of time varies quite a lot.

The three-year GCSE programme is also on the rise compared to my last collection in 2014.

More analysis to follow in due course. Thanks again to everyone who found the time to add their model.  Hopefully this will serve as a resource for curriculum and timetable planners still wrestling with their model.

 

 

 

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16 Comments
  • Steve Byrne Music
    Posted at 13:03h, 02 March

    Will apply mine. Moving next year to a three year KS4 model so any advice from those who have made the shift would be appreciated!

    • Tom Sherrington
      Posted at 14:40h, 02 March

      Great. Look forward to seeing it. Thanks

  • dodiscimus
    Posted at 21:40h, 03 March

    David Didau was telling me the other night that Christine Counsell at the Inspiration Trust was going for a four year KS3 (I think). That might be an intersting outlier.

  • David Warden
    Posted at 21:03h, 05 March

    Pretty standard plan I think but loving the sharing by others, helps for future planning
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_yigAJ08nS_Zs1ErX5A7bpEPwTMglpEu13lj3PuHlgA/edit?usp=sharing

    • Tom Sherrington
      Posted at 07:51h, 06 March

      Thanks. I’ve added it to the master spreadsheet.

  • beckett haight
    Posted at 10:23h, 14 March

    Your image really caught my attention. But after I read the blog I still wasn’t sure what I was looking at. Maybe since I am American I am used to something else? Out of curiosity, could you tell me how it works?

    • Tom Sherrington
      Posted at 01:00h, 15 March

      You need to look at the spreadsheet via the link. Each tab shows a model of the school curriculum – the number of lessons per week or fortnight given to each subject.

  • Ivan Langton
    Posted at 22:09h, 24 March

    Having just moved to an international school in Spain and picked up timetabling, I thought I’d share mine. It’s interesting to see how the English ebacc hasn’t had an impact…

  • teachingbattleground
    Posted at 04:56h, 31 March

    Reblogged this on The Echo Chamber.

  • Emma McCrea
    Posted at 13:33h, 06 April

    Hi Tom. This is brilliant! You mention further analysis to follow…when might that be? Thanks

    • Tom Sherrington
      Posted at 14:25h, 06 April

      Maybe over the Easter holidays. A work in progress.

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    Posted at 13:35h, 21 June

    St Richard’s Catholic College curriculum models 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.

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  • Ian Horner
    Posted at 20:33h, 21 January

    this is really interesting, thank-you (my curriculum is in there somewhere!) What i also find interesting is how these models are then timetabled – how subjects are blocked together. For example, i have a literacy block and a numeracy block in Y7&8: literacy being English, humanities, PCSHE etc; numeracy being Maths, Science, Computing plus a couple of others. Literacy by tutor group/ numeracy in maths sets. BUT, it was hard to timetable. I would be interested to know what others are doing.

    Ian