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New NSW Syllabuses

Curriculum requirements


All students with special education needs are entitled to participate in and progress through the curriculum. Some students may require additional support or adjustments to teaching, learning and assessment activities. Adjustments are measures or actions taken in relation to teaching, learning and assessment that enable a student to access syllabus outcomes and content and demonstrate achievement of outcomes.

Students with special education needs can access the K–10 outcomes and content in a range of ways. Students may engage with:

  • syllabus outcomes and content with adjustments to teaching, learning and/or assessment activities
  • selected outcomes and content appropriate to their learning needs
  • outcomes from an earlier stage, using age-appropriate content
  • selected Years 7–10 Life Skills outcomes and content appropriate to their learning needs.

Decisions regarding adjustments should be made in the context of collaborative curriculum planning with the student, parent/carer and other significant individuals to ensure that syllabus outcomes and content reflect the learning needs and priorities of individual students.

Further information can be found in support materials for:

  • Geography
  • Special education needs
  • Life Skills Years 7–10.