Providing age-equivalent curriculum in general education environments is an important aspect of inclusive education. For students to be genuinely included, they need to be accessing and participating in the same content and learning experiences alongside their peers.

Research demonstrates that all students (including those with significant cognitive disabilities) benefit from academic curriculum instruction, and can make progress in academic knowledge and skills. In order for this to be achieved, some students may require curriculum adjustments.

It can be challenging for teachers to identify and align curriculum adjustments that alter the complexity of age-equivalent curriculum content, and to deliver such adjustments within regular lessons.

The ‘Inclusive Curriculum Design and Delivery’ page of the School Inclusion website has been updated to provide an example of how curriculum adjustments can be applied within a Year 10 unit of study on trigonometry.

Located on the same page are other examples of curriculum adjustments that have been applied to a variety of different units of study.

Check out the ‘Teaching and Learning’ page for more information regarding a practical process for identifying and planning curriculum adjustments.

If you have any questions about curriculum adjustments, please contact us via the website or email at