Alternative Curriculum/Reporting Recognition

Please note the new and updated information on this page.

Schools who plan to implement a curriculum that is different to the P-10 Western Australian Curriculum and/or a different method of reporting student achievement, as outlined in the School Curriculum and Standards Authority’s Pre-primary to Year 10: Teaching, Assessing and Reporting Policy, must apply to the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) to seek recognition.

In 2017, the Authority will accept alternative curriculum submissions for the following Pre-primary to Year 10 learning areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Health and Physical Education.

In order to provide time for schools to familiarise themselves with Western Australian curriculum for The Arts, Technologies and Languages, the Authority will not be accepting submissions for these learning areas until 2018.

The following information is provided to explain the process of recognition of well-established alternative curriculum (and/or reporting on student achievement) as meeting the requirements of the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline and to assist organisations to prepare for submissions to the Authority’s Alternative Curriculum/Reporting Recognition Review Panel:

Submissions by schools and education providers for recognition of an alternative curriculum (and/or reporting on student achievement) that aligns with the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline should be made to the Authority using the following templates: