# Applications SL Scheme of Work

## Options

The design and elements of the course actually allow for a good deal of creativity in designing a course. For that reason, I can see a number of useful schemes of work where teachers vary according to...

- What order is necessary? What can change?
- When will I do the Internal Assessment? What has to come first?
- Which parts of different units might go well together? Where do concepts overlap?

This is exciting and I certainly expect to see a good deal of variety over time. The course is new, with a new name and a new structure and the next curriculum review is likely just to be fine tuning. That means that we will have at least 14/15 years of this course (and probably more). For that reason, I am happy to take some time to think about combinations. In the first instance then, I am going to develop a scheme of work that follows the guide (mostly!) that can be easily adopted AND adapted by teachers everywhere. I think it is a useful place to start and probably essential for understanding how things might actually fit in the time frame.

**Assessments and review** - The guide does not obviously take in to account the need for periods of assessment and review. I have built these in, which does put a (realistic) pressure on the 150 hours. I know many schools actually get a little more than this which would give you some flexibility, but many don't.

**The Toolkit** - This 30 hours is there to help us find the time to deliver the core philosophy of the course and, importantly, the Internal Assessment. I have taken little parts of it and weaved it in to the different units.

### The scheme outline

The week by week, lesson by lesson details are available on each of the links. Where they link to existing resources, I have put links. As the scheme develops on the new website it will be come a fully resourced scheme of work.

Number & Algebra - 16 Hours + 5 hours of toolkit - 21 hours

Functions - 31 Hours + 5 hours of toolkit - 36 Hours Split in to 2 units

Statistics and Probability - 36 Hours + 6 hours of toolkit - 42 hours, Split in to 2 units

The Internal Assessment - 12 Hours

Geometry and Trigonometry - 18 Hours

Calculus - 19 Hours + 2 hours of toolkit - 21 hours

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