Designing curriculum in secondary English

Designing-a-primary-knowledge-rich-curriculum
Share on twitter
Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
This case study is written by Andy Tharby, Research Lead and English Teacher at Durrington High School. As you read this case study, reflect on how the curriculum has been shaped and developed. Take some time to think about how some of these approaches might translate to your own context. Making decisions about curriculum I believe that all decisions about an English curriculum should start with two questions. ‘What do we value most about English as a subject?’ and ‘What do we want our curriculum to achieve?’. These questions have lent both clarity and conviction to my decision-making and I would advise all new teachers to ask them of themselves and the curriculum they are teaching before considering the mechanics of short-term and long-term planning. In my opinion, a successful English curriculum needs to provide an opportunity to read great literature that not only takes students outside the realm of their everyday experience but also provides a gateway to t

Join us or sign in now to view the rest of this page

You're viewing this site as a guest, which only allows you to view a limited amount of content.

To view this page and get access to all our resources, join the Chartered College of Teaching (it's free for trainee teachers and half price for NQTs) or log in if you're already a member.

About the author

Leave a Reply

Screenshot 2019-09-24 at 10.16.00

Article

Remote coaching

If you’re engaging in coaching or mentoring with your trainees and early career colleagues at the moment, it’s likely you’ll have begun to facilitate this

Article

Applying Rosenshine to Religious Education

In 2012, Barack Rosenshine published the Principles of Instruction: a set of 10 research-based principles of instruction, along with suggestions for classroom practice. The principles