The traditional way that martial arts curriculum has been taught was everything in a precise order. Material A for yellow belt, B for orange belt, C for purple belt, etc. This works fine in large schools with multiple instructors when you can break everyone out into groups per level, but gets hard with a single instructor school like ours at its current growth stage. This is where rotating curriculum comes into play!
Some things we will need to learn in order (like basics) because they will be our foundations for katas and such, but imagine the kata's are now like going to college. During college each major has a set list of classes you must take, in any order except for pre-requisites, before you can graduate.
In our school, this is how rotating curriculum works! Your basics are the prerequisites that must still be learned in order, but now your kata's (forms) per level will be learned in the order you join during a given rotation. Our rotations are broken up into beginner, intermediate, and advanced. In order to get through the beginner level, you will have to complete the entire rotation, and per belt you only have to complete a percentage of the total forms per belt + that belts new basics.
NOTE: All our tests are cumulative, you WILL preform everything from prior tests on each test.