School curriculum

In formal education, a curriculum (plural curricula) is the set of courses, and their content, offered at a school or university. A curriculum describes aims, objectives, content and outcomes, that is, what students are expected to learn.



  • NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)
    The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) has responsibility for the development of curriculum for all schools in New South Wales from Kindergarten to Year 12. A syllabus is available for each course developed by the Board as well as curriculum support material for these courses. (retrieved Jan 20, 2011)
  • National Curriculum Board
    The National Curriculum Board is responsible for developing an Australian national curriculum for all students from Kindergarten to Year 12, starting with English, mathematics, the sciences and history. Visitors to the website are able to download the proposed curriculum, or Framing paper, for each of these subject areas and provide feedback. (retrieved Jan 20, 2011)
  • Australian Curriculum Studies Association
    The Australian Curriculum Studies Association (ACSA) works to support educators so that all students have access to a meaningful, relevant and engaging curriculum. This website provides information on the national curriculum, projects and publications. In addition, it provides access to free downloadable resources for Australian classrooms called IDEAS. Each IDEA features a curriculum context, a learning sequence and reproducible worksheet/s. (retrieved Jan 20, 2011)
  • Wikipedia Curriculum page
    Provides a simple explanation of the term and links to related topics. Please note that although Wikipedia provides a good overview of the topic it should not be cited in academic papers as it is not a refereed site. (retrieved Jan 20, 2011)