Welcome to the new school year! We know you’re busy getting to know your new students, but we’ve got one more new face we’d like to introduce. Say hi to our shiny new curriculum matching tool
Our old tool has been re-built from the ground up, and all our topics have been mapped to the standards for the new 2014 national curriculum.
It’s been designed to be super easy to use. Simply select England or Scotland, then Year or Level, then subject, then drill down through the various curriculum elements.
As well as a link to the movie, you’ll see that we’ve linked to all its associated resources, enabling you to quickly access and evaluate individual components.
This time it’s also mobile ready, so you can do your lesson planning anytime you can get to a wireless connection (you will still need our app or a computer that can play Flash to view the movies though).
What does “beta” mean?
This is a new tool, and we recognise that it’s not going to be perfect on first release. What’s important is that you can see which BrainPOP topics align to the new standards. As time passes and the new curriculum beds in we’ll improve it.
Where have the older curriculum gone?
As all state maintained schools have to follow the 2014 national curriculum from September 2014, we decided not to spend time mapping against older curriculum. Academies are not obliged to follow the national curriculum.
Some elements on the curriculum are missing/don’t have topics mapped against them?
Our topics have not been built from the curriculum, but have been mapped back against the new standards. If we have a topic that “matches” a curriculum element, it will be discoverable in this tool. If a topic doesn’t fit an element in the new curriculum, it won’t be. Though of course all topics are available in the usual browse and keyword search. We are looking into creating new topics to meet parts of the new curriculum.
I’ve spotted an error/bug, or have a suggestion
Feedback is always welcome. Please send your comments to email@example.com and we’ll see what we can do.