Scheme of work

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In the UK, a scheme of work is a guideline that defines the structure and content of a course. It maps out clearly how resources (e.g. books, equipment, time) and class activities (e.g. teacher-talk, groupwork, practicals, discussions) and assessment strategies (e.g. tests, quizzes, Q&A, homework) will be used to ensure that the learning aims and objectives of the course are met successfully. It will normally include times and dates. The scheme of work is usually an interpretation of a specification or syllabus and can be used as a guide throughout the course to monitor progress against the original plan. Schemes of work can be shared with students so that they have an overview of their course.

The key parts of a "scheme of work" include:

Objectives or Outcomes
Methods of delivery (student and teacher activity)
Assessment strategies
Other Remarks

Example of a simple scheme of work

See also Lesson Plans.


Schemes of Work [1]