Syllabus Review

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) is the statutory authority responsible for the development and accreditation of courses and the standards, assessment and certification of student achievement.

The Authority gathers a range of information through monitoring the implementation of its courses. This involves:

  • analysis of enrolment and completion data
  • consideration of issues identified in school moderation processes
  • analysis of trends in external assessment results
  • interaction with teachers and liaison with subject associations that contribute practitioner views
  • input from the Authority’s Curriculum Advisory Committees (CACs), key stakeholders and representative groups
  • outcomes of focus groups or consultation meetings.


The information gathered during this monitoring period, provides the basis for the Authority to identify courses to be reviewed. The review of a course may result in no change, minor, moderate or major revisions to the course syllabus/es.

The syllabuses of the following courses are currently being reviewed:

  • Year 11 and 12 Animal Production Systems (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Drama (ATAR)
  • Year 12 English as an Additional Language or Dialect (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Geography (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Integrated Science (General)
  • Year 11 and 12 Media Production and Analysis (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Physical Education Studies (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Plant Production Systems (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Aboriginal and Intercultural Studies (ATAR, General)
  • Year 11 and 12 Ancient History (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Computer Science (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Design (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Economics (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Engineering Studies (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Human Biology (General)
  • Year 11 and 12 Modern History (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Music (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Psychology (ATAR).


Updates about the review of these course syllabuses will be communicated via the Authority's 11to12 Circular.