There’s just over half the year to go before Queensland educators will need to be fully prepared to teach a new senior syllabus, curriculum and grade on a different assessment model for Year 11 and 12 students, marking the state’s most significant changes to senior schooling in more than 40 years.
What are the key changes?
- From 2019, Queensland will transition from the former OP to an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR), bringing the state into line with the rest of Australia.
- A student’s ATAR will be calculated from a student’s best five subject results which may include one Vocational Education and Training qualification or Subject Area Syllabus subject.
- For most senior subjects, external assessment will contribute 25 per cent towards a student’s final result, and mathematics and science subjects will contribute 50 per cent. An English subject will be compulsory.
- A total of 80 senior syllabuses will be reviewed in preparation for external assessment. For both the review status and the approved syllabuses for implementation in 2019, view the guide here.
How LearningField will support Queensland teachers
We’re working closely with our publishing partners to ensure the latest editions of senior-year level resources are linked to new Queensland curriculum from day one of first term next year.
So far, we’ve updated subjects ranging from mathematics to physical education from leading publishers Cengage, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Pearson Australia and Macmillan Education, with more titles to come.
The breadth of content available under LearningField’s secure online platform means that teaching and learning can be tailor-made for students’ differing abilities. You no longer have to rely on just one textbook for a year group, so it removes the need to reach consensus on the choice of resource in the booklist. Teachers have new flexibility to choose what resources are best for their students.
It’ll also save time otherwise spent searching for resources online that will meet senior syllabus changes.
There are 15,000 curriculum-coded chapters to choose from in LearningField’s digital library, and they’re constantly being updated.
Teachers can also use the exam guides from NSW or Victoria to understand the style of breadth of content covered.
Find out more
On 25 May, staff from LearningField will be at the CiTEL Curriculum Conference at Lourdes Hill College in Brisbane. Come along and watch a demonstration of the platform in action and ask us about how we can help support you throughout this change.
If you are unable to attend this conference, you can contact Brett Holloway, LearningField’s Queensland Consultant to see if you qualify for a trial by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 0438 763 112