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Junior Secondary Curriculum - Subjects and Courses

Junior Secondary Curriculum - Subjects and Courses for Years 7 to 10 (Middle Years in a secondary setting)

How is the junior secondary curriculum structured in each state?
What subjects and courses are available in the junior secondary curriculum in each state?
Are there mandatory junior secondary curriculum requirements in each state?

How is the junior secondary curriculum structured in Queensland?

Years 7–10 curriculum in Queensland is based on the Australian Curriculum and the Queensland Essential Learnings, Year 10 Guidelines and Lower Secondary Subject Area Guidelines.

The Australian Curriculum will replace the Queensland curriculum as it becomes available.

What subjects and courses are available in the junior secondary curriculum in Queensland?

In Queensland, schools offer a range of subjects based on the following learning areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences: History and Geography
  • Economics and Business, Civics and Citizenship or Studies of Society and Environment
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Languages other than English
  • Technologies: Design and Technologies, Digital Technologies or Technology
  • The Arts: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts.

Are there mandatory junior secondary curriculum requirements in Queensland?

Queensland schools are required to teach, assess and report using the endorsed Australian Curriculum in the P–10 learning areas.

For learning areas not yet endorsed or not covered by the Australian Curriculum, schools have been advised to use the Essential Learnings, Year 10 Guidelines and Lower Secondary Subject Area Guidelines as the starting point for planning their curriculum.

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