New Curriculum

This is a graphical representation of the new curriculum for Philippine schools. The Core Learning Areas for basic education are Languages, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Health, Music, Arts, and Values Education. Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) refers to subjects that prepare students for technical or vocational work. In Senior High School (Grades 11 and 12), students will take a Core Curriculum, consisting of the Core Learning Areas, plus Philosophy, Literature, and Media and Information Literacy; they will also specialize in one of three Tracks (Technical/Vocational/Livelihood, Academic, and Sports/Arts). The acronyms in the Academic Track refer to these strands: Humanities, Education, Social Sciences (HESS), Science Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), and Business, Accounting, Management (BAM). Students of TVL and Sports/Arts may directly join the work force. TVL students, in particular, will earn a National Certificate II (a certificate that qualifies them for middle-level jobs). All students may opt to go directly or eventually to higher education. If they go to higher education, they will take a General Education Curriculum, which has been revised to reflect 21st century concerns. The curriculum from Kindergarten to undergraduate and graduate school has been revised with the active help of industry, in order to ensure that there is no mismatch between what the formal education system supplies and what the world of work demands.

K12 general slide

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