Course organization

Theoretically, there are several different ways in which you could organize your course.  That being said, most teachers teach the course sequentially - starting with the core and then teaching the options.  Some teach the qualitative research unit as a stand-alone unit; others integrate. 

The following pages look at different ways to organize the course and how to link content to the questions.  What you choose will all depend on what works best for you and your students in the timetable that your school has adopted.

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Comments 4

Ian Latham 12 July 2018 - 07:55

Dear John - I'm about to make a summary list of which specific topics and studies you have used in inthinking to deal with each of the syllabus areas. If you have something like this already on the site, or as Word, pdf, excel, or whatever, however 'rough', is there a chance you could send this? It will be much quicker to start with something than start from scratch. Thanks!
(PS. If there is upcoming material planned which means new studies and you can share a list of what's coming, or give some indication, that would be wonderful too.) Best wishes for a good break too this summer! Ian.

John Crane 13 July 2018 - 16:08


In Madagascar until the 21st. Will write then

John Crane 22 July 2018 - 18:26

Dear Ian

You will see under the "revision" section for each unit, there is a study guide. For example: Here I put the studies that a student could use. But I always ask students to create their own study guides. In year 2 we will be looking at depression, PTSD, obesity, stress and falling in love. They may use any of those studies to answer Paper 1 questions. In doing so, that would really reduce what they would have to prepare for exams. In addition, when comes to animals in genetics, that is when the obesity research is going to be the only time that I touch that topic. By the way, I just finished reading Mukherjee's book "The Gene." Have you read it yet?

Ian Latham 8 September 2018 - 16:18

Thanks for the info. Re Mukherjee - No, not yet. It's on the Christmas list though! I remember the recommendation. Thanks again.