With enormous thanks to everyone who has contributed, the spreadsheet below now shows the curriculum models for 40 different schools. I’m going to stop there.
The collection includes the models for grammar schools, comprehensives, middle schools and international schools. No two are the same. There’s a mixture of 25, 30, 50 and 60 period cycles.
There are some definite trends:
A tendency towards having three option blocks – previously most schools would have had four. This reflects the need to teach each option subject in more time given the greater demands of each course.
There is a lot of time given to English, Maths and Science – although the exact amount of time varies quite a lot.
The three-year GCSE programme is also on the rise compared to my last collection in 2014.
More analysis to follow in due course. Thanks again to everyone who found the time to add their model. Hopefully this will serve as a resource for curriculum and timetable planners still wrestling with their model.
UPDATE November 2017: Analysis by Tim Mullen-Furness
I’m hugely grateful to Tim for undertaking the huge task of analysing the data in the 40 models. It’s complicated because there are so many variables. In the spreadsheet linked below you can see the averages and type in the number of the model to compare each one with the averages and medians. Amazing stuff!
Summary of Averages
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