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NSW Syllabuses


Table of Objectives and Outcomes – Continuum of Learning

For students undertaking Ancient History Life Skills:

  • students are not required to complete all Life Skills outcomes
  • specific Life Skills outcomes should be selected on the basis that they meet the learning needs, strengths, goals and interests of each student
  • outcomes may be demonstrated independently or with support. 

View the outcomes in an interactive table linked to content.

Knowledge and Understanding


  • develop knowledge and understanding of a range of features, people, places, events and developments of the ancient world in their historical context
  • develop an understanding of continuity and change over time

Life Skills outcomes

A student:

AHLS6-1 engages with personal connections to history

AHLS6-2 engages with the concepts of time and chronology
AHLS6-3 explores continuity and change in the ancient world
AHLS6-4 explores events and developments of the ancient world
AHLS6-5 investigates features, people, places and societies in the ancient world
AHLS6-6 engages with perspectives of the past
AHLS6-7 investigates a range of historical aspects in understanding the past



  • undertake the process of historical inquiry
  • use historical concepts and skills to examine the ancient past
  • communicate an understanding of history, sources and evidence, and historical interpretations

Life Skills outcomes

A student:

AHLS6-8 engages with a variety of sources to investigate the past

AHLS6-9 engages with differing interpretations and representations of the past
AHLS6-10 investigates the past using a variety of strategies to locate, select and organise information
AHLS6-11 communicates information about the past using historical terms and concepts
AHLS6-12 engages with the investigation of ancient history

View a table showing the Ancient History Life Skills and Related Ancient History Stage 6 Syllabus Outcomes.