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Interactive Scheme of Work

We’ve created a new, digital and free Interactive Scheme of work for science – a fantastic online planning tool for KS3 and GCSE (9–1) science.

It’s completely free, and you can start using it now.



What is it?

Like a traditional scheme of work, the iSow provides you with a guide for teaching 11–16 content. It includes a suggested teaching order, an idea of suitable stages to teach each topic, and how long to spend on each subject.

  • The new Interactive Scheme of work helps you cover the full curriculum and qualification requirements over 5 years. You can choose a 2 or 3-year Key Stage 3, and the iSow suggests how long to spend on each topic, which GCSE activities you will have time to run, and which Exploring Science topics you could cover.

  • Teach the topics in the order that works for your department. When editing the order of your scheme of work, the iSow will automatically highlight any prerequisite topics first, saving you time on planning and teaching your lessons.

  • The iSOW works seamlessly with your existing digital teaching resources. Any existing ActiveLearn digital resources that your school is using will be integrated into the Interactive Scheme of Work.

How can I access the iSow for free?

1. If you're not already an ActiveLearn user, you can register now for free, to get instant access:

Register to get instant access.

Once registered, log in to ActiveLearn using your newly created username and password and click on the ‘Schemes of Work’ option at the top of the screen. Then click on ‘+Create new scheme’ and select ‘Science’ from the ‘Subjects’ drop down to start building your science scheme of work.

2. If you're already registered as an ActiveLearn user:

There is no need to register. Log in as normal and the Interactive Scheme of Work will be available.

Once in the ActiveLearn site, click on the Plan tab and select ‘Schemes of Work’. Then select "+Create new scheme" to start building your customised science scheme of work. Take a look at the example below.

Next steps

Get started straight away

If you don't have an ActiveLearn account, you can get instant access by registering for free:
> Register for an ActiveLearn account

If you have an ActiveLearn account, find the iSow here.

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