Schemes of Work

ActiveLearn includes a planning tool for creating custom schemes of work. This feature is accessed through the Plan menu.





Creating a Scheme of Work

When you first open the Schemes of Work area, you will see a list of all schemes created by teachers in your school. To get started with a new scheme, click the Create a new scheme button.



1. Scheme options

When you first create a new scheme, you will need to sort through various options, including:

  • Name (e.g. GCSE 9-1 French Foundation)
  • Subject (e.g. French)
  • Course (e.g. Studio Edexcel GCSE (9-1) French)
  • Course Level & Length (e.g. Foundation, 2 Year) 



Once you are happy with this step, use the Next button to continue.


2. Editing your Scheme of Work

Your new Scheme of work will have a default layout prepared by the course publisher. From the editing page, you can customise it to suit your needs by rearranging content, changing timings, and hiding modules/units as needed. Any pre-requsities for specific modules/units will be displayed for your convenience.

The examples below demonstrate how this might look with schemes created for GCSE French or A Level Mathematics.




When you are happy with your scheme, click on the Save and share scheme button. This makes your new scheme of work available to all teachers in your school.


Did you know?

You can re-edit a saved scheme of work at any time, or make a new copy of it instead.





Using a Scheme of Work

When a scheme of work has been saved, the Scheme Explorer view shows it in detail. From this page, you can go through intidivudal units in detail, find specification resources, and print or download your scheme of work. 



1. Explorer and Resources

Clicking on any unit, either from the scheme overview or from the contents list, will show you that unit in detail, including subunits and resources.



Clicking on a subunit will show the teaching points for that subunit, along with resources such as relevant pages from front-of-class books and PowerPoint presentations. You will only be able to access these resources if your school has a subscription which includes them.



2. Specification and Assessment Materials

The specification resources area includes quick access to the course spec, along with extras such as assessment dates, sample assessment materials, past papers, and assessment timetables.






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