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Getting It Right In KS3, Laying Good Foundations for D&T GCSE

Julie Boyd
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This is an exciting opportunity to review your key stage 3 curriculum and to reflect on how your department can develop a programme of learning that supports progression into design and technology GCSE. The course focus is on the designing and making attainment target at key stage 3 which will be relevant to all material areas (please note, it will not include the cooking and nutrition attainment target). Get support to develop a robust key stage 3 curriculum, providing a solid foundation for the broader materials requirements of design and technology GCSE.

Explore how the key stage 3 curriculum can be developed to better prepare students for the design and technology GCSE
Gain resources to support an engaging and progression focused key stage 3 curriculum
Investigate how key stage 3 can be used to raise the profile of design and technology, supporting the uptake of design and technology of key stage 4

Provide a framework for self-assessment of your current key stage 3 curriculum
Look at how key stage 3 supports the design and technology GCSE and what steps can be taken to ensure that students are Fully prepared when they arrive at key stage 4
consider new ideas, strategies and approaches to the key skills and knowledge required at key stage 3, in order to create an exciting and engaging curriculum that raises the profile of design and technology and encourages students to choose it at key stage 4
Discover a range of strategies and ideas that create an engaging curriculum, embedding progression and creativity
support you to develop a personalised action plan for your department
Provide resources to take away that will help you to develop your key stage 3 curriculum

What delegates say about this course:
'Both Paul and Julie are in touch with what is really going on out there in our subject'.
'Really useful, informative and thought provoking. Lots to take back to my department'.

This is a 2 day course run by Paul & Julie Boyd on behalf of the National STEM Learning Centre. State schools can apply for a bursary which covers the cost of the course and accomodation. Independent schools can attend the course but have to pay the full course fee (the link has details on this and also has a link to the bursary information).

See more details and information on this course at https://www.stem.org.uk/node/311983. For information on how to attend the course for free look for the links to the Enthuse bursary.

There are other free courses that we are running at the STEM Learning Centre. Visit https://goo.gl/hcaSxK to see the full list.