Whilst the syllabus is presented in stages (Early Stage 1 through to stage 5), there are some peculiarities as a result of the Australian Curriculum be year based.
The Australian Curriculum clearly has Year 7 content and Year 8 Content.
The Draft NSW Syllabus includes the following substrands “Probability 1″ and “Probability 2″ and also “Single Variable Data Analysis 1″ and ”Single Variable Data Analysis 2″
Seems like it is giving a clear indication of what is “Year 7″ content and what is “Year 8″ content.
Also – it is disappointing that dot points are now linked to the Australian Curriculum Content Descriptors, rather than the outcomes – means that outcomes are less important. It is harder to teach one outcome as they are all intertwined.
More to come!