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)
    NESA develops curricula for all Years, from Kindergarten to Year 12, in all schools in NSW. A syllabus is available for each course developed by the authority as well as curriculum-support material for these courses. (retrieved Mar 7, 2017)

  • Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)
    ACARA is responsible for developing an Australian national curriculum for all students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Information about the Australian Curriculum?; advice for parents; and schedules for implementing curriculum changes in each state are available for viewing. ACARA also adminsters the National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) and the MySchool website (all retrieved Mar 7, 2017)

  • Australian Curriculum Studies Association (ACSA)
    ACSA works to support educators so that all students have access to a meaningful, relevant and engaging curriculum. Its website provides information on the national curriculum, projects and publications. In addition, it provides ACSA members with free downloadable resources for Australian classrooms called Innovative and Dynamic Educational Activities for Schools (IDEAS). Each activity features a curriculum context, a learning sequence and reproducible worksheet/s (retrieved Mar 7, 2017)

  • 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 Mar 7, 2017)