Curriculum in Years 7-9
The Australian Curriculum has been develop by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) and is three-dimensional. The three dimensions include learning areas, general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities. These all contribute to a well-rounded education of all Australian students, providing the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for life and work in the 21st century.
At Springfield Central SHS, we are aligned to the Australian Curriculum's eight learning areas:
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- The Arts
- Technologies and
- Health and Physical Education
General capabilities are a key dimension of the Australian Curriculum, supporting young Australians to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens. In the Australian Curriculum, general capabilities are addressed through the learning areas and are identified where they offer opportunities to add depth and richness to student learning. The Australian Curriculum includes seven general capabilities. These are:
- Literacy capability
- Numeracy capability
- Information and Communication Technology capability
- Critical and Creative Thinking capability
- Personal and Social capability
- Ethical Understanding capability
- Intercultural Understanding capability.
The Australian Curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students by delivering a relevant, contemporary and engaging curriculum that builds on the educational goals of the Melbourne Declaration.
Cross-curriculum priorities are addressed through learning areas and are identified wherever they are developed or applied in content descriptions. Cross-curriculum priorities are also identified where they offer opportunities to add depth and richness to student learning in content elaborations. They will have a strong but varying presence depending on their relevance to the learning area. In the Australian Curriculum, the three cross-curriculum priorities are:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Histories and Cultures
- Asia and Australia's Engagement with Asia
Curriculum in Year 10
Year 10 at Springfield Central SHS is a transitional year between Years 7-9 Curriculum and the Senior School. Please see the Senior School for more information.
Curriculum in Years 11 and 12
Senior schooling is an exciting time for Queensland students and an important step in preparing for their future. Students can choose what to study from a wide range of subjects and courses that count towards their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). For more information see Curriculum – Senior School