The Australian Curriculum describes the learning entitlement of students as a foundation for their future learning, growth and active participation in the Australian community. It outlines what all young Australians should learn as they progress through schooling. It is the foundation for high-quality teaching to meet the needs of all Australian students.
The Australian Curriculum sets out what all young people should be taught through the specification of curriculum content and the learning expected at points in their schooling through achievement standards.
Each learning area or subject includes:
• a rationale statement and a set of aims
• an overview of how the learning area is organised
• year level descriptions
• content descriptions (knowledge, understanding and skills) specifying what teachers are expected to teach
• achievement standards that describe the quality of learning (the depth of understanding, the extent of knowledge and sophistication of skill) expected of students at points in their schooling
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