Australian Curriculum Update

ACARA is currently developing work sample portfolios for Technologies, The Arts, Health and Physical Education, Geography (7-10), Economics & Business (7-10) and Humanities and Social Sciences (F-6/7). Technologies will be the first to be published later in 2016 while it is expected that some samples in other subject areas will also be published also in 2016.

These portfolios will be published in ACARA’s new content management system which will allow much greater flexibility when viewing work samples. The new system will offer teachers a search function, the ability to view BELOW, AT and ABOVE samples of the same task alongside each other or view similar samples from a specific learning area together. It will significantly increase the ease and ways in which teachers can interact with the work samples.

Below: View of the new Australian Curriculum work samples

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ACARA has also updated and improved its scope and sequence documents. The Australian Curriculum website provides “Achievement on a page” and “Content for a year level” documents which provide useful overviews of subject content and achievement standards. You can access these documents via links on the following pages.

Learning F-2

Learning 3-6

Learning 7-10

Senior Australian Curriculum

Click here to view the Senior Australian Curriculum overview. This page lists 15 senior subjects across English, maths, science and humanities and social sciences. Each subject has a link which provides a Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Content Descriptors.

The above information (except for the Senior Australian Curriculum section) was taken from the ACARA Primary Matters newsletter 8 March 2016.

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