Queensland schools provide opportunities for students to learn in each of eight learning areas, each year from Years 1-9, with the exception of languages. From 2012 languages will be mandatory in Years 6, 7 and 8, and may also be offered in other years.
The Queensland Essential Learnings identify what should be taught and what is important for students to know, understand and be able to do in each learning area in Years 1-9.
The learning areas are:
In Years 10-12 students are supported to make choices about the learning areas and programs to ensure their eligibility for the Queensland Certificate of Education or the Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement on exiting Year 12. (The choices available to students may vary from one school to the next.)
The knowledge and processes Year 10-12 students should be taught in each learning area offered by their school are specified by:
Developing knowledge and skills in literacy, numeracy and the use of Information and Communication Technology is integral to all learning areas.
The Australian Curriculum will replace the Queensland curriculum as it becomes available.
The Australian Curriculum for Prep to Year 12 has eight learning areas. These include: