Does anyone have experience of delivering KS3 via a thematic approach. At the moment my department is delivering topics in a spiral fashion using Eureka and their is a general feeling that pupils are getting bored with content in Years 8/9 as there can be (inevitable) repetition of content, despite a solid SoW. We are investigating a thematic approach where we would group several topics into themes (for instance we may have the theme 'The Sun' and cover topics such as: energy resources, light, plants and photosynthesis etc.) Themes would obviously be developed to assure whole curriculum is covered Has anyone tried this approach? Was it successful, and if so why? What were / are the challenges / problems? Any and all comments much appreciated. Many thanks.