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Preparing schools for the new QCE system

To help schools prepare and plan for the new QCE system, QCAA provides resources and activities for teachers and curriculum leaders to learn about the new quality assurance processes and familiarise themselves with the new General syllabuses.

Assessment literacy in the new QCE system

QCAA has developed three online assessment literacy courses for teachers to strengthen and develop their own assessment practices, assessment literacy, and understanding of the attributes of quality assessment. Additionally, they should gain an understanding of how to support internal and external quality assurance processes in the new QCE system.

Syllabus implementation workshops

QCAA offers fully-funded workshops for Year 11 and 12 teachers who will be implementing General syllabuses from 2019. The workshops will take place statewide from July 2017 and involve about 24,000 participants.

Syllabus implementation workshops cover unit planning, teaching and learning, and assessment using the redeveloped syllabuses. Teachers will map a sequence of learning and assessment using the syllabus and support materials, and discuss the syllabus construct.

Workshops for most General subjects will be one day in duration. Some new and significantly redeveloped subjects require two days. These include Business, Design, Digital Technology, Food and Nutrition, and Psychology. Only teachers nominated by their principal can attend a workshop.

Please contact your school’s administration office about workshop attendance. Face-to-face workshops are being provided for Year 11 and 12 teachers who will be teaching General syllabuses, Essential English and Essential Mathematics from 2019.

Syllabus orientation modules

Four modules in the School Portal, accessed through the QCAA Portal, provide background information on the new QCE system as well as the underpinning construct and design features of General syllabuses.

The QCAA will email teachers with a link to the modules six weeks prior to the date of their workshop.

Although primarily designed to prepare teachers for their workshop, other teachers can view the modules should they wish to do so.

If you cannot access School Portal, please follow the login help instructions.

Curriculum and assessment planning

QCAA is conducting workshops for senior secondary curriculum leaders to assist them to anticipate and plan for the changes associated with a more defined syllabus, quality assurance for school-based assessment, and the introduction of external assessment.

Last updated: 6 March 2018

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