Curriculum planning

Curriculum planning

Schools develop and maintain school curriculum, assessment and reporting plans at whole-school level, year level and unit level which address all learning areas.

In Prep to Year 10, they also adopt or adapt Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C) materials or refer directly to the Australian Curriculum in developing these plans for the following areas: 

  • English 
  • Mathematics 
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences including History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship (from Year 3) and Economics and Business (from Year 5)
  • Health and Physical Education
  • The Arts, including Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts
  • Technologies
  • Languages, including Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian and Japanese.

The expectations for curriculum planning are outlined in the P-12 Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Framework.

Your school may have further expectations regarding daily, weekly, term and unit planning. If you are unsure of the planning procedure at your school, consult your school planning documents or ask your colleagues.

Pedagogical framework

The Pedagogical framework (DOC, 375 KB) policy drives the improvement agenda by clearly outlining expectations for school pedagogical frameworks.

A school pedagogical framework promotes consistency of practice, embeds collaborative inquiry processes and supports critical evaluation of the impact of research-validated pedagogies within the context of the school.

Your school will implement a research-validated pedagogical framework that:

Curriculum into the Classroom planning samples

Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C) is a comprehensive set of whole-school and classroom planning materials for single level and multi-level classes. Queensland state schools can find more information by searching for ‘Curriculum into the Classroom’ in OnePortal. Access the materials via OneSchool, Download Manager online or the C2C Download Manager application on Computers for Teachers devices.

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Last updated
11 February 2019