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NSW Syllabuses

Geography Key

The following codes and icons are used in the Geography 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.

Early Stage 1 to Stage 5 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 Geography syllabus, the outcome codes indicate the subject, Stage and outcome number. For example:

Outcome code

Interpretation

GE2-1

Geography, Stage 2 - Outcome number 1

GE5-4

Geography, Stage 5 - Outcome number 4

GELS-6

Geography, Life Skills - Outcome number 6

Coding of the Australian Curriculum content

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

  • The connections of people in Australia to other places in Australia, the countries of the Asia region, and across the world (ACHGK012)

Where a number of content descriptions are jointly represented, all description codes are included, eg (ACHGK002, ACHGK003, ACHGK004).

The Australian curriculum Geography codes are:

Code

Interpretation

ACHGK

Australian Curriculum, Humanities and Social Sciences, Geographical Knowledge

ACHGS

Australian Curriculum, Humanities and Social Sciences, Geographical Inquiry and Skills

Coding of Geographical Tools

The syllabus provides opportunities for geographical tools to be incorporated into the knowledge, understanding and skills of the syllabus. These opportunities are identified by codes at the end of the relevant content descriptions.

Geographical Tools

Code

Maps

M

Fieldwork

F

Graphs and Statistics

GS

Spatial Technologies

ST

Visual Representations

VR

For example: Examination of a range of landscapes and their spatial distribution M VR

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 Geography 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