Syllabus Review Process

Contact
Sven Sorenson
(08) 9273 6390
sven.sorenson@scsa.wa.edu.au

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) monitors the implementation of Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) courses through gathering a range of information. As a result, the Authority may identify the need for necessary changes to aspects of courses and syllabuses.

In 2019, the Authority is reviewing the following courses:

  • Year 11 and 12 Integrated Science (General)
  • Year 11 and 12 Animal Production Systems (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Plant Production Systems (ATAR)
  • Year 12 Physical Education Studies (ATAR)
  • Year 12 English as an Additional Language or Dialect (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Media Production and Analysis (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Geography (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Drama (ATAR).

The Board has received feedback on these syllabuses from the relevant Curriculum Advisory Committees (CACs).

As a result of information received to date from the CACs, the Authority invites stakeholders to provide further feedback, as part of the review process, on the following syllabuses:

  • Year 11 and 12 Integrated Science (General)
  • Year 11 and 12 Animal Production Systems (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Plant Production Systems (ATAR)
  • Year 12 Physical Education Studies (ATAR)
  • Year 12 English as an Additional Language/Dialect (ATAR).

Please click here to access further information https://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/syllabus-and-support-materials/syllabus-review. You are invited to provide feedback by completing a syllabus survey before 30 August 2019.

The feedback received will be used by the Board to inform further actions in relation to the review of these syllabuses.

For the following syllabuses, the Authority has asked the relevant CAC to progress the work of drafting revisions to the syllabuses for the Board’s consideration:

  • Year 11 and 12 Media Production and Analysis (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Geography (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Drama (ATAR).

The Board will be seeking feedback from stakeholders on the draft of these revised syllabuses once this work has been completed by the CACs.  Further information will be provided later this year via the Authority’s 11to12circular.