A Competency Based Curriculum

A Competency Based Curriculum is an approach for KS3 designed to enhance student flexibility, engagement and independent learning.

Opening Minds is the innovative RSA competency-based curriculum, designed to provide an educational experience to help young people become flexible, independent learners with resilience and empathy. Teachers need to create a curriculum which develops these skills and attributes to equip students to become lifelong learners so they can cope with the rapidly changing demands of life in the 21st Century.

Competences for learning include skills:
* for learning
* for citizenship
* for relating to people
* for managing situations
* for managing information

The aim of a competency based curriculum is to create transferable skills in literacy and ICT, independence in learning and teamwork skills through teaching projects.  At many schools this approach has been a huge success with teachers, students and parents.

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