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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Read Write Inc. Fresh Start: a positive impact on struggling readers

Students learning in the classroom In October 2022, Ofsted published a report  on supporting struggling readers in secondary schools after visiting six schools where a higher-than-expected proportion of struggling readers got a grade 4 or above in GCSE English language. In its conclusion, Ofsted notes that: “School leaders understood the need to identify specific reading gaps and weaknesses, and […]

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