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Junior Secondary Curriculum - Subjects and Courses

Junior Secondary Curriculum - Subjects and Courses for Years 8 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 Western Australia?

The Curriculum Framework for Kindergarten to Year 12 Education in Western Australia ‘sets out what all students should know, understand, value and be able to do as a result of the programs they undertake in schools in Western Australia, from kindergarten through to year 12. Its fundamental purpose is to provide a structure around which schools can build educational programs that ensure students achieve agreed outcomes'.

The Curriculum Framework provides the basis on which teachers develop their teaching/learning programs in the eight learning areas.

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

There are no prescribed subjects or courses at junior secondary level in Western Australia, but lower school teaching/learning programs must provide students with the opportunity to achieve the learning outcomes at the appropriate level as set out in the Curriculum Framework.

Are there mandatory junior secondary curriculum requirements in Western Australia?

The learning outcomes prescribed for each of the eight learning areas comprise the mandatory element of the Curriculum Framework which all schools in Western Australia must either implement or obtain an exemption from doing so from the Minister for Education'.

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