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English open trial (2005)

The Years 1-10 English Syllabus (Open trial) was published in 2005 for use by trial schools. The syllabus incorporates the National Statements of Learning for English.

QCAR English Essential Learnings and Standards

The resources on this page support planning within and across year levels for the English key learning area.

Essential Learnings

Components of the Essential Learnings

The following resources are designed to help planners map the components of the Essential Learnings across year-level junctures. These components are the Learning and assessment focus (L&AF), Ways of working (WoW) and Knowledge and understanding (K&U).

The assessable elements and descriptors of quality (AEDs) are used to link to the Essential Learnings and Standards, and help teachers make judgments about student achievements.

Scope and sequence guide

The draft scope and sequence guides are provided to support planning in English and Mathematics. They are resources which teachers may choose to use. They will be refined in response to feedback from teachers. Please email feedback to

Planning advice

The following resources show how units of work in English can be planned using the Essential Learnings.

More information

Implementing the Essential Learnings and Standards is a suite of materials supporting implementation of the QCAR Framework.

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