​​​What young people learn: levels 7-8

Learners are exposed to more complex content and concepts, whilst extending their learning to more national and international places, people, events and issues. They engage in more complex problem solving activities requiring the application of knowledge and skills drawing on facts and figures to justify positions on issues.

Learners at these levels

  • increase literacy and numeracy skills to a more sophisticated level
  • build depth to existing knowledge and skills in all areas of learning
  • move from factual to conceptual – exploring 'big ideas'
  • become more aware of managing themselves and their interactions with others
  • participate in physical activities to refine basic and complex motor skills and support participation in games, activities and sports.

What parents and carers can do

  • help your child think about what it means to be in this new environment and support them as they meet new challenges
  • work with your child and their teacher to develop personal goals that encourage and extend your child's learning
  • discuss with your child's teacher any concerns you might have about your child's health including their sense of wellbeing
  • ask your school to show you what they are covering in class this semester. This will give you a good overview of what your child will be learning and support discussions at home about what they are enjoying and finding more challenging
  • talk to your child about the topics, themes and areas currently covered in class
  • be aware of any home learning tasks that are set and encourage your child to complete the task.

It is important to remember that each child is different; some will find parts of their learning program more challenging than others.​

Speak with your child's teacher if you have any questions about what your child is learning and how they are progressing.

Read the Victorian Curriculum F-10
























Update 11/05/2016