Planning, programming and assessing creative arts 7–10

Creative arts in Stages 4 and 5 offers students opportunities to extend their knowledge and skills in a variety of art forms.

Subject resources

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Assessment in the creative arts

The objectives of assessment in the creative arts are it:

  • reinforces student learning
  • aids in planning for effective teaching and learning
  • produces evidence of student achievement
  • creates and collects student data.

Assessment for learning

Teacher practice identifying student knowledge, skills and areas for growth.

Assessment as learning

A student engages, reflects and monitors their learning.

Assessment of learning

Evidence of student achievement against outcomes and standards.

Creative cast podcast

This podcast channel is presented to you by the creative arts curriculum team from the Secondary learners, Educational standards Directorate. Chatting and unpacking all things creative arts syllabus, assessment and pedagogy.

NESA syllabuses

There are several models of curriculum implementation that you could use to guide your planning.

Schools may continue to teach the existing Dance 7–10 Syllabus (2003), Drama 7–10 Syllabus (2003) and Music 7–10 Syllabus (2003) in 2025.

The new Dance 7–10 Syllabus (2023), Drama 7–10 Syllabus (2023) and Music 7–10 Syllabus (2024) will be implemented in 2026.


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