Schools are asked to consider the extent to which they have documented the daily/weekly teaching and learning program specifying Victorian Curriculum F–10 content descriptions and achievement standards, activities and resources, and assessment tasks to ensure students of all achievement levels are able to progress.

The documentation of Unit / Lessons includes:

  • specific content descriptions and achievement standards
  • resources and activities to develop knowledge and skills for all students, recognising the time allocation assessment to monitor and progress learning.

Creating curriculum planning documentation by Unit / Lessons needs to be informed by and/or inform the other three interrelated layers:

  • By School – a high-level summary of the coverage of all the curriculum areas, reflecting the school’s goals, vision and any particular areas of specialisation or innovation
  • By Curriculum Area – the sequencing of key knowledge and skills across the years of schooling to support a progression of learning
  • By Year Level – a coherent program from a student perspective that enables effective connections across curriculum areas

Self-assessment questions

Does the unit plan/sequence of lessons:

  • specify the content descriptions addressed in each unit/sequence of lessons?
  • specify the achievement standards addressed for each unit/sequence of lessons?
  • include the resources and activities used to develop knowledge and skills?
  • provide for a range of student abilities?
  • specify the assessments used to monitor and progress student learning?
  • provide guidance about the approximate time required for the unit/sequence of lessons?

Examples of Unit / Lessons curriculum plans

The examples below demonstrate the ‘Unit / Lessons’ layer only of whole-school curriculum planning process.

Hints and Tips

More about exploring and connecting the four interrelated layers of whole-school curriculum planning.

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Self-assessment tool

The interactive self-assessment tool has been designed to support a school leadership team to review the four essential interrelated layers of the whole-school curriculum plan and identify any areas that require further improvement.

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Examples of whole-school curriculum plans

Whole-school curriculum documents that cascade through the four interrelated layers.

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