Stage 4 –Year 7 – Teaching and learning program – powerful youth voices

This teaching and learning program has been designed for Term 1 of Year 7. It provides opportunities for the teacher to develop rapport with their class while getting to know their needs, interests and abilities.

It can be used as a basis for the teacher’s own program, or be used as an example of how the English K–10 Syllabus could be implemented. The resource should be used with timeframes created by the teacher to meet the overall schedules of assessment.

The following is an outline of some of the ways this program can be used. Teachers can:

  • use the teaching and learning program as a model and make modifications reflective of contextual needs
  • examine the teaching and learning program, assessment notification and resource booklet during faculty meetings and planning days and collaboratively refine them based on faculty or school goals
  • examine the materials during faculty meetings and planning days and collaboratively plan opportunities for team teaching, collaborative resource development, mentoring, lesson observation and the sharing of student samples
  • use the program, assessment practices and syllabus planning as an opportunity to backward map Years 10-7.



The new syllabus is to be taught in Years 3 to 10 from 2024.

Detailed implementation information including key features and resources is available on the English syllabus development page (NESA).

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