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Curriculum Design: intent, implementation and impact

This course will help you to design and implement a curriculum that leads to students’ long-term retention and deep understanding of the subjects studied.

Created and Led by
Chris Quigley
9.30-3.00 or equivalent
Online or in-person
Target Audience
Teachers, Senior & Middle Leaders


This course will help you to design and implement a curriculum that leads to students’ long-term retention and deep understanding of the subjects studied.

Based on a wealth of research, Chris will guide you through the design and implementation process and provide a wide range of practical steps to help you turn the ideas into practice.

  • Learn about all aspects of curriculum design
  • Explore knowledge & long-term memory
  • Consider a qualitative progression model
  • Understand sequencing and spacing
  • Explore assessment considerations

Learn about:


  • The basic principles of learning – what it is (and isn’t) and the difference between remembering and knowing
  • The importance of curriculum breadth, cultural capital, and powerful knowledge
  • The Importance of vocabulary
  • How to create an evidence-informed progression model based on research into how learning happens
  • The importance of clearly defined curriculum end-points
  • The portrayal of progress towards endpoints


  • How to effectively sequence the curriculum
  • Effective pedagogy for sustained student progress, including writing to learn and dual-coding
  • Pedagogical Content Knowledge for deep understanding


  • Important questions about assessment
  • Monitoring of curriculum provision

Advance your understanding of:

  • What makes an effective curriculum
  • The research that underpins effective learning, including cognitive load theory
  • The importance of sequencing towards carefully planned curriculum end-points
  • The importance of schema development and procedural fluency.

Take away:

  • Many practical activities that can be used in a range of subjects across the primary curriculum
  • Examples of curriculum materials
  • CPD ideas to help your teachers to improve their knowledge of  curriculum design and implementation
  • A comprehensive reading list of research that will help you to explore in more detail the aspects of the course.

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All our courses are based on peer-reviewed research.
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Practical and inspiring
We bridge the gap between evidence and practice.
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