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Curriculum with Unity

CUSP (Curriculum with Unity Schools Partnership) is a curriculum revolution. Written by Alex Bedford, Unity SP’s Primary Adviser, CUSP is:

  • ‘Connected’
  • ‘Cumulative’
  • ‘Coherent’

CUSP is underpinned by evidence, research and cognitive science. Modules are deliberately sequenced for robust progression and allows teachers to focus on the lesson.

There is an emphasis on oracy and vocabulary acquisition, retention and use to break down learning barriers and accelerate progress. A rich diet of language and vocabulary is deliberately planned for.

Specific skills are discreetly taught and practised so that they become transferrable. The sequenced modules activate prior learning, build on skills and deepen knowledge AND understanding. Learning, vocabulary and content is cumulative; content is learned, retrieved and built upon.

Please see this page for more information and sample resources.

An Introduction To CUSP

Alex Bedford explains the concept behind CUSP and why it is a ‘Curriculum Revolution’. Alex discusses the sequence of learning, vocabulary and cognitive science in depth in relation to CUSP.

Alex also discusses cumulative quizzing as means of retrieval practice, rather than testing what they know before the module, and then what they’ve learned after the module.