Are you ready for the new Chinese & Japanese Syllabuses in 2019?

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New Syllabus

From 2019 (only 78 days away at the time of writing), all Year 11 and 12 students will face a new syllabus, curriculum, and a different assessment model.

These are the biggest changes to senior schooling in changes in over 40 years. 

The main changes are:

  • Changing from OP to ATAR (Australian Tertiary Administration Rank).
  • A total of 80 senior syllabuses will be reviewed, including Chinese and Japanese syllabuses.
  • For most subjects including Chinese and Japanese, external assessment will contribute 25% to a student’s final result. 
  • From a syllabus to subject result.

For more details, please see this link.

The below video summarises the main reasons senior schooling in Queensland is changing. 

While teachers have started preparing the new system, as a year 11 or year 12 student, are you ready?

If you are the parents of a year 11 or year 12 student, you may also want to know how to help your child cope with the new Chinese & Japanese curriculum.

For people who want to read the who new Chinese and Japanese syllabuses, please click the below links.


Chinese 2019 v1.4 – General 

Chinese 2019 v1.0 General Senior External Examination Syllabus

Chinese Extension 2020 v1.2General Senior Syllabus


Japanese 2019 v1.3 General Senior Syllabus

From what we have heard, the new Chinese and Japanese syllabuses are more challenging, especially on writing. The students are required to memorise more Chinese characters or Japanese kanji.

To help Year 11 & 12 high school students prepare for the new Chinese and Japanese syllabuses, we plan to have summer classes to prepare the students for the upcoming year. 

We look forward to hearing your feedback on the best times for these classes.

Thank you.

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