Schools are asked to consider the extent to which they have documented the teaching and learning program across the curriculum areas for each year level. This layer of documentation enables the curriculum to be viewed from a student perspective and for effective and relevant connections to be made across the teaching and learning program.

The Year Level documentation includes:

  • time allocations and sequencing of units/topics to enable connections across domains to be identified and built upon
  • scheduling of assessment and co-curricular activities.

Creating curriculum planning documentation by Year Level 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 Unit / Lessons – specifying Victorian Curriculum F–10 content descriptions and achievement standards, activities and resources to ensure students of all achievement levels are able to progress

Self-assessment questions

Does the teaching and learning program for each year level:

  • set out the sequencing of the units/topics covered in each term/semester, showing the curriculum areas addressed?
  • enable relevant connections to be made between units/topics?
  • provide an outline of major/summative assessment task timing?
  • set out the time allocation for units/topics covered in each term/semester?
  • show the scheduled co-curricular activities?

Examples of Year Level curriculum plans

The examples below demonstrate the ‘Year Level’ layer only of whole-school curriculum planning process.

Primary school

Secondary school

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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