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Further new syllabuses released

A further six General and Applied syllabuses have been released for implementation with Year 11 students from 2019. These syllabuses are:

  • Design
  • Digital Solutions
  • English & Literature Extension
  • Essential English (Applied)
  • Essential Mathematics (Applied)
  • Geography.

While all available new syllabuses can be viewed on the QCAA website, teachers can continue to access these syllabuses and supporting resources via School Portal.


Webinars to discuss Applied syllabuses

Free webinars later this month offer information for teachers who will be implementing Applied syllabuses for ICT, Fashion and Hospitality Practices, and Science subjects with Year 11 students from 2019. Please note the technology requirements before registering.


Range of resources explain SAIs process

Information in memo 050/17 advises schools of the procedures to follow and resources available to ensure that subject achievement indicators (SAIs) for Year 12 students are assigned and checked correctly. This includes links to video tutorials and factsheets, and how to register for free webinars being hosted this month.


How to order QCS Test past papers

Place an order for QCS Test past papers

Schools wishing to order bulk supplies of Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test past papers to use as practice tests for students in 2018 should complete the online order form by Friday 3 November 2017.

The papers will be delivered to schools by the end of February.


What does international testing data mean for Queensland schools?

International testing data in mathematics and science

Don't miss your chance to join QCAA's panel discussion and Q&A session on international testing data in mathematics and science. This free event will be held from 4.00–6.00pm at Hotel West End in Brisbane on Tuesday 10 October. It coincides with the launch of a QCAA paper on PISA and TIMSS, and resources to boost teaching and learning outcomes in Queensland schools. The panellists are:

  • Professor Bob Lingard, University of Queensland
  • Professor Shelley Dole, University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Dr Paul Browning, St Paul's Anglican School
  • Ms Jacinda Euler, Brisbane Girls Grammar School
  • Mr Andrew Peach, Marsden State High School
  • Mr Paul Zernike, Milton State School.


Australian Curriculum support for primary schools

QCAA workshops and webinars in Term 4 include a strong focus on P–6 the Arts, and Humanities and Social Sciences learning areas. These events are designed for teachers, heads of curriculum and school leaders.


Work with us

The QCAA encourages suitable applicants to apply for the following positions:

  • Manager, Assessment (AO8)
  • Senior Education Officer, VET (AO6).

Please visit Smart jobs and careers for details.

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