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Curriculum Models 2017: Let’s share.

A few years ago I compiled a set of curriculum models from 70 grammar schools – each one was unique, albeit with lots of common features. It was fascinating to see all the subtle differences.  I repeated this in 2014 collecting 18 models for schools of different kinds  – available through the link above.

With all the curriculum changes now underway, I’m keen to see what people’s models for 2017 look like.  If you are prepared to contribute a model, please add yours by copying into a new tab on this googledocs spreadsheet.  You might need to ask someone at school to do if for you – but the more examples we have, the more interesting and useful it will be.  I will publish it once I’ve gathered enough.


If at all possible, please stick to the same formatting – it’s so much easier to compare if they all look the same. The easiest thing is to right click on one of the existing tabs and ‘duplicate’. Then you can rename the sheet and edit it.  You can choose to add your school anonymously but it’s preferable to put your name on it.  Please put new tabs on the far right and edit the features section with any quirks and variations.

If you really can’t manage matching the format, drop the key info or a link in the comments below and I’ll do it for you – as long as  you include everything I’d need in your list of information.

Thanks for taking part.



Update March 15th:  27 models so far. It’s interesting to see how a 3-year KS4 is working through in several schools and how common that three-option model is with schools moving away from greater choice/breadth to focus more tightly on an 8-GCSE model giving more time to each subject.  Another interesting thing is the variation of time given to core subjects.

Keep it coming.




7 thoughts on “Curriculum Models 2017: Let’s share.

  1. Will apply mine. Moving next year to a three year KS4 model so any advice from those who have made the shift would be appreciated!


    Posted by Steve Byrne Music | March 2, 2017, 1:03 pm
  2. David Didau was telling me the other night that Christine Counsell at the Inspiration Trust was going for a four year KS3 (I think). That might be an intersting outlier.


    Posted by dodiscimus | March 3, 2017, 9:40 pm
  3. Pretty standard plan I think but loving the sharing by others, helps for future planning


    Posted by David Warden | March 5, 2017, 9:03 pm
  4. Your image really caught my attention. But after I read the blog I still wasn’t sure what I was looking at. Maybe since I am American I am used to something else? Out of curiosity, could you tell me how it works?


    Posted by beckett haight | March 14, 2017, 10:23 am

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