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Curriculum reform focuses on deep learning

Two high school girls comparing study notes.

Changes to the NSW school curriculum will be the biggest education shake-up in 30 years.

The reforms, announced by the NSW Government on Tuesday, will start rolling out in 2021. All Kindergarten to Year 12 students will learn the new curriculum by 2024.

The changes are in response to the NSW Curriculum Review by Professor Geoff Masters and will ensure every student is prepared and ready for their future. 

The reforms are based on:

  • decluttering the curriculum by reducing unnecessary subjects

  • a ‘back to basics approach’ that will see a renewed focus on the core subjects of English, maths and science

  • Year 11 and Year 12 prequalification for university and TAFE courses.