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Curriculum for Record of School Achievement

The curriculum for the Record of School Achievement provided by a registered and accredited non-government school must meet the requirements of the Education Act 1990 (NSW).

The curriculum from Year 7 to Year 10 for students who are candidates for the Record of School Achievement must:

The requirements for the Record of School Achievement are detailed on the ACE website. The ACE website also states the requirements for the Record of School Achievement. Schools must refer to these requirements to ensure the eligibility of students for the Record of School Achievement.

Schools must refer to the ACE website for details of their responsibilities in relation to the requirements for the Record or School Achievement, the Record of School Achievement curriculum, satisfactory completion of a course and rules concerning attendance and appeals.

NESA mandatory curriculum requirements for the Record of School Achievement are detailed on the ACE website. This core curriculum for the Record of School Achievement is mandatory for all accredited non-government schools.

Evidence of compliance

A registered and accredited non-government school must have in place and implement policies and procedures to monitor the compliance of each student with the requirements for eligibility for the award of the Record of School Achievement.

A registered and accredited non-government school must maintain documentation for each calendar year of the current accreditation period that provides evidence of:

  • timetables showing the allocation of time and teachers for each Year/class
  • the total number of hours allocated to each course
  • an overview of the educational program indicating
    • the scope and sequence of learning units/units of work mapped against the content and outcomes of the relevant NESA syllabus for each course
    • resources and equipment available for each KLA
  • assessment policies and procedures which comply with the requirements documented on the ACE website and in NESA Official Notices. These policies should include statements of school procedures and records relating to the allocation of grades in each Year 10 course
  • confirmation that the school has policies for disability provisions in accordance with the ACE website
  • an overview of the process for reporting student achievement
  • evidence relating to the standard of teaching that includes:
    • consistency between the various elements of the school’s curriculum including NESA syllabus outcomes, scope and sequence, teaching programs, assessment records and schedules and samples of student work
    • records of teacher reflection/evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching and learning activities
    • records of the progressive achievement of students over time
    • records of the school’s analysis of student achievement data to inform teaching and learning
    • records of teaching strategies to meet the learning needs of a variety of students across a variety of student backgrounds and learning profiles, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • student engagement in learning that includes records of:
    • students’ learning progress over time
    • teaching strategies and programs designed and implemented to meet the learning needs of students across a variety of student backgrounds and learning profiles, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

For each calendar year the school must maintain, until the end of that calendar year, documentation that includes:

  • teaching programs for each unit of work for each course for each Year/class. The units of work should correspond to those identified in the scope and sequence for that year
  • samples of student work that relate to the teaching program for that year.
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