Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards news
The new K–10 syllabuses incorporate learning across the curriculum content including contemporary themes, general capabilities and other important learning to prepare students to live and work successfully in the 21st century.
The NSW syllabuses for the Australian curriculum website features icons that make it easier to identify these 13 areas.
The cross-curriculum priorities are:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
- Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia
The general capabilities are:
- Critical and creative thinking
- Ethical understanding
- Information and communication technology capability
- Intercultural understanding
- Personal and social capability
Other important learning identified by the Board of Studies:
- Civics and citizenship
- Difference and diversity
- Work and enterprise
When navigating the new syllabuses on the NSW syllabuses for the Australian curriculum website, you can filter learning across the curriculum content. You can also read descriptions of how learning across the curriculum content is incorporated in the content of each syllabus. For more information, visit:
Remember, you can access the syllabuses and support materials, anytime, anywhere on a variety of devices using the Board’s NSW syllabuses for the Australian curriculum website.
For information about implementation of the new syllabuses in NSW, read Official Notice BOS 24/12.