Using a published scheme for Key Stage 3 design and technology

Roger McBrien
1996, Vol. 1, No. 1,


This article details the way in which one school developed and implemented its Key Stage 3 curriculum by working from a published scheme - in this case the Nuffield materials. The account highlights:

the importance of the departmental team establishing their own guiding aims and principles in advance of looking at the published materialsthe value of providing quality professional development for the teachers and quality time for planning and developmentthe importance of including, from the outset, implementing, monitoring and evaluating procedures in the agenda

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