The new syllabus identifies the knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes that students are expected to develop. It is designed to provide flexibility for teachers to develop their teaching and learning programs to meet the needs of their students. Life Skills outcomes and content provide a relevant and meaningful program for students with special education needs. Students build on and refine their language skills through activities involving speaking and listening, reading and viewing, and writing and representing. They learn about language and literature through working with a wide range of print, spoken, visual, media, multimedia and digital texts. They interpret and express their views on what they hear, see and read. They create written and digital texts, and deliver formal and informal presentations. Students study a wider range of texts that give them experience of quality literature, Australian works, multiculturalism, Aboriginality and Australian identity, and Asian perspectives. Included with the syllabus are a guide, parents' guide and advice on assessment.