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IMYC and topic based learning in secondary

Discussion in 'Science' started by rachel_g41, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. rachel_g41

    rachel_g41 Established commenter

    Does anyone have any experience of the International Middle Years Curriculum (or any other cross-curricular theme based learning in secondary school)?

    http://www.greatlearning.com/info/imyc/a-ks3-curriculum/

    The school I am in is considering moving to this model or an adapted version of it and I'd be interested to hear of any real experience of this or practical tips as to how to make it work in secondary science.

    The idea is that all learning in KS3 would be in blocks based around a theme (called here a Big Idea)

    I think really I need convincing that it could work while still allowing science units to be covered in a way that takes into account necessary prior knowledge and a useful progression.

    Thanks for any help
     

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