2014 – April – Changes in Australian Curriculum in Western Australia

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Are you interested in changes in WA education?

Changes new to Year 11 and 12 WACE

The School Curriculum & Standards Authority has provided new WACE (sometimes still colloquially referred to as TEE) syllabuses that will be taught in 2015 and examined for the first time in 2016. The Syllabuses for 2015-2016 will replace all current WACE syllabuses. New graduation requirements exist and the new WACE sets literacy and numeracy standards as part of graduation. For more information visit: http://wace1516.scsa.wa.edu.au

The year 11 and 12 syllabuses will support the implementation of the Australia Curriculum, where it has been developed, into year 11 and 12.

The history courses are part of the Humanities and Social Sciences Learning Area. For more information see:  http://wace1516.scsa.wa.edu.au/humanities-and-social-sciences/

Depending on school offerings students can study modern and/or ancient history. Both modern and ancient history offer an ATAR course and a general course. Each course has two year 11 units and two year 12 units.