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Curriculum - what does that look like


The Australian Curriculum sets the broader expectations for what all Australian students should be taught, regardless of where they live or their background. For students in Prep to Year 6, it means they have access to the same content, and their achievement can be judged against consistent national standards. The Australian Curriculum is presented as a progression of learning from Prep to Year 6 that makes clear to teachers, parents, students and others in the wider community what is to be taught, and the quality of learning expected of young people as they progress through school.

 

BrisbaneSDE delivers the same curriculum as other Education Queensland schools.  

As an Education Queensland school, the Brisbane School of Distance Education (BrisbaneSDE) is responsible for the organisation of teaching and learning according to the Australian Curriculum. School leaders, learning area professionals and experts in delivering education by distance, choose contexts for learning and plan learning in ways that best meet BrisbaneSDE students’ needs and interests.

 
Learning areas covered comprise the eight learning areas of the Australian Curriculum:

 
​​ ​Prep​ ​Year 1 ​Year 2 ​Year 3 ​Year 4 ​Year 5 ​Year 6
English
​Maths
​Science
​Health & 
Physical 
Education​
​​Humanities
& Social
Sciences

(eTeach Unit)
​History ​History
Geography
​History
Geography
​History
Geography

Civics &
Citizenship

​History
Geography

Civics &
Citizenship
History
Geography

Civics &
Citizenship

Economics & Business
​History
Geography

Civics &
Citizenship

Economics & Business
​​The Arts
(eTeach Unit)​
​Dance ​Drama
Visual Art
​Dance
Music
Media
​Visual Art
Music
Media
​Dance​
Drama
​​Visual Art
Music
​Dance
Music
Media
​Technology
(eTeach Unit
Design Technology ​Digital
Technology​
Design Technology ​Digital
Technology​
Design Technology ​Digital
Technology​
​Languages
  
In each learning area or subject, The Australian Curriculum year level statements specify what young people will learn.  Content descriptions and achievement standards describe the depth of understanding and the sophistication of knowledge and skills expected of students at the end of each year level or band of years in their schooling.
At BrisbaneSDE each year level has a Unit Sequence Plan that details the units to be covered throughout the academic year.  

 
Unit Sequence Plans as follows:

eTeach

eTEACH are digital units of work that provide independent, self-paced learning for students. These resources have been created for some learning areas Years 1 – 6. They are available on DVD and will be sent with the printed materials.  They are aligned to new learning areas of the Australian Curriculum.

 
To view examples of an eTeach lesson click here:

 

Assessment

Assessment is completed in various mediums throughout each curriculum unit.  Please refer to the Prep to Year 6 Assessment Policy for further details.