In this resource, three secondary schools describe some innovative aspects of their senior phase curriculum, including two-year courses leading to qualifications. They set out the importance of particular design features, the challenges they faced and the lessons they are learning from the ongoing evaluations of their curriculum design. Evidence about success of the design focuses on improved outcomes for young people.
These case studies will be of particular interest to teachers and senior leaders in secondary schools.
Teachers and senior leaders in secondary schools should read the introductory document, referring to Building the Curriculum 3, and the three case studies.
Once you have read the cases studies, here are some challenge questions to consider.
PDF file: Senior phase pathways: Introduction (125 KB)
PDF file: Hillhead High School case study (38 KB)
PDF file: Linlinthgow Academy case study (130 KB)
PDF file: St Andrew's RC Secondary School case study (81 KB)
Building the Curriculum 3
How good is our school? (4th edition)