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New NSW Syllabuses

English key

The following codes and icons are used in the English K–10 Syllabus.

Outcome coding

Syllabus outcomes have been coded in a consistent way. The code identifies the subject, stage, outcome number and the way content is organised.

The stages are represented by the following codes:

Stage

Code

Early Stage 1

e

Stage 1

1

Stage 2

2

Stage 3

3

Stage 4

4

Stage 5

5

In the English syllabus, the outcome codes indicate the subject, stage, outcome number and objective. For example:

This image shows what each digit in the sample outcome code EN5-8D represents. EN stands for English, 5 for Stage 5; a dash is used next, followed by 8 for the outcome number and D for the objective.

Outcome code

Interpretation

ENe-6B

English, Early Stage 1 - Outcome 6, Objective B

EN5-8D

English, Stage 5 - Outcome 8, Objective D

ENLS-17E

English, Life Skills - Outcome 17, Objective E

Coding of the Australian curriculum content

The syllabus includes all the Australian curriculum content descriptions for English. The content descriptions are identified by an Australian curriculum code which appears in brackets at the end of each content description, for example:

  • Understand that people use different systems of communication to cater to different needs and purposes and that many people may use sign systems to communicate with others (ACELA1443).

 This image shows what each digit in the sample ACARA code ACELA1443 represents. AC stands for the Australian Curriculum, E for English, LA for the Language strand and 1443 for the element code.

Where a number of content descriptions are jointly represented, both description codes are included, for example (ACELT1612, ACELT1618).

The Australian curriculum English codes are:

Code

Interpretation

ACELA

Australian curriculum, English, Language

ACELT

Australian curriculum, English, Literature

ACELY

Australian curriculum, English, Literacy

Learning across the curriculum icons

Learning across the curriculum content, including cross-curriculum priorities, general capabilities and other areas identified as important learning for all students, is incorporated and identified by icons in the English K–10 Syllabus.

Cross-curriculum priorities

 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

 Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia

Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia

 Sustainability

Sustainability

General capabilities

 Critical and creative thinking

Critical and creative thinking

 Ethical understanding

Ethical understanding

 Information and communication technology capability

Information and communication technology capability

 Intercultural understanding

Intercultural understanding

 Literacy

Literacy*

 Numeracy

Numeracy

 Personal and social capability

Personal and social capability

Other learning across the curriculum areas

 Civics and citizenship

Civics and citizenship

 Difference and diversity

Difference and diversity

 Work and enterprise

Work and enterprise

* Literacy is embedded throughout the English K–10 Syllabus. It relates to a high proportion of the content descriptions across K–10. Consequently, this particular general capability is not tagged in this syllabus.

See also: Learning across the curriculum in the English K–10 Syllabus