Meet the Oxford Smart Activate authors

Meet the Oxford Smart Activate team

New to Oxford Smart Activate. Find out more Oxford Smart Activate is the next evolution of the best-selling KS3 series, Activate. From the initial discussions of the Curriculum Development group, through to the testing phase with over 20 Pioneer Schools working with Year 7 groups, the development of Oxford Smart Activate has been a team effort. We wanted to shine a light on […]

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How to revise science at KS3

Developing metacognition through science curriculum

Find out more about the new Oxford Revise for KS3 Science guide The three steps of knowledge, retrieval and practice Primrose Kitten and Jessica Walmsley We all know that our KS4 students need help with revision for GCSEs; the revolutionary Oxford Revise series has made it easier for students to structure their revision and for teachers to signpost students on how to revise. The excellent news is Oxford Revise has […]

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Curriculum Narratives in Science: What’s the story?

Curriculum narratives can play an important role in teaching and learning. They give structure, ensuring that concepts are taught in a logical squence, and help students to see connections between what they’ve already learned, what they’re learning now and what they’ll learn in the future. When designing the Oxford Smart Curriculum for Key Stage 3 Science, we wanted to be clear where KS3 fitted into the narrative of learning science in the context of the whole school science journey from KS1 to post 16.

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