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Curriculum for Record of School Achievement (Years 7 to 10)

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:

  • meet the study requirements for each key learning area as detailed on the ACE website¬† and
  • be taught in accordance with a syllabus developed by NESA and approved by the Minister.

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 need to refer to these requirements to ensure the eligibility of students for the Record of School Achievement credential.

Schools must refer to the ACE website for details of their responsibilities in relation to the requirements for the Record of 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 listed on the ACE website. This core curriculum for the Record of School Achievement curriculum is mandatory for all accredited non-government schools.

Evidence of compliance

A registered and accredited non-government school must have in place policies and procedures to monitor the compliance of each student with the requirements for eligibility for 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 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 NESA¬† Official Notices. These assessment 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.

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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