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Periodically, a colleague from the Wonder Learning Partnership team will share their educational ruminations with the world.

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Deep and meaningful, light and fluffy – who knows…



Kirsty McMurdo – Nov ’20

On this occasion, we hear from Kirsty McMurdo, the Director of Teaching for the Wonder Learning Partnership. Kirsty’s Blog explores the challenges of mapping a departmental curriculum. 

“There are a raft of buzz words and phrases that accompany discussions around mapping out curriculums in different subject areas. Should a curriculum be skills-based or content-based? What are the threshold concepts? The intent? How does this match the implementation?

In the English department… our conversations have been simple: what do students already know? What do they need to know by the end of year 11? And, how do we get them from one point to another?”