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NSW Syllabuses

Ancient History Stage 6

Please note the implementation timeframe for the Ancient History Stage 6 Syllabus (2017). This syllabus is not to be taught in 2017.

See the Ancient History Stage 6 Syllabus to be taught for Year 11 in 2017 and Year 12 in 2018.

The new Ancient History Stage 6 Syllabus has been released to schools for familiarisation and planning throughout 2017 prior to its introduction in 2018. Schools and teachers should be aware of the implementation timetable, which details when each syllabus is to be introduced.

Here you will find all of the syllabus elements, assessment and reporting guides, support materials and advice on supporting students with special education needs.

A download of the syllabus is available.

The Ancient History Stage 6 Draft Syllabus Consultation Report (PDF, 482KB) and new Ancient History Stage 6 Syllabus were developed using the NESA consultative syllabus development process.

Read the Ancient History Stage 6 course description.

Implementation

2017 – Familiarisation and planning for new Stage 6 Ancient History

2018 – Start teaching Year 11 Ancient History.
In Term 4 start teaching Year 12 Ancient History

2019 – First HSC for Stage 6 Ancient History


Assessment and Examination Materials

Examination specifications and materials will be available in Term 3, 2017

Assessment and Reporting in Ancient History Stage 6 PDF (101KB, 13 pages)
Years 11–12 Assessment Advice PDF (308KB, 9 pages)
Guide to changes to Stage 6 Assessment from 2018 PDF (163KB, 4 pages)

Support Materials

The samples provided illustrate a range of approaches to developing scope and sequences that reflect course structures and meet syllabus requirements. Schools may use a sample without modification, change it, or construct their own.

Year 11 and Year 12
 
Sample A Docx (26KB, 2 pages)
Sample B Docx (25KB, 2 pages)
Sample C (including Life Skills) Docx (28KB, 2 pages)

The samples provided illustrate a range of approaches to developing units. Schools may use a sample without modification, change it, or construct their own.

Year 11
 
Ancient Australia Docx (52KB, 6 pages)
The Representation of the Ancient Past (Zenobia) – Palmyra and the Silk Road Docx (63KB, 8 pages)
The Investigation of Ancient Sites and Sources Docx (44KB, 5 pages)
Historical Authentication and Reliability Docx (46KB, 6 pages)
Year 12
 
Core Study: Cities of Vesuvius – Pompeii and Herculaneum Docx (59KB, 9 pages)
Imperial China – The Qin and Han 247–87 BC (including Life Skills) Docx (66KB, 7 pages)

Sample assessment schedules are provided to illustrate a range of approaches to planning a formal school-based assessment program. Schools may use a sample without modification, change it, or construct their own, being mindful that the mandatory school-based assessment requirements must be met.

Year 11
 
Sample A Docx (22KB, 1 page)
Sample B Docx (22KB, 1 page)
Sample C Docx (22KB, 1 page)
Sample D Docx (22KB, 1 page)
Year 12
 
Sample A Docx (22KB, 1 page)
Sample B Docx (22KB, 1 page)
Sample C Docx (22KB, 1 page)
Sample D Docx (22KB, 1 page)

Sample assessment tasks are provided to illustrate a range of approaches to developing a formal assessment task. Schools may use a sample without modification, change it, or construct their own.

Year 11
 
Investigation of Ancient Sites and Sources Docx (30KB, 2 pages)
Guide to the new Ancient History Stage 6 syllabus PDF (176KB, 4 pages)
Parent guide to new Stage 6 courses PDF (213KB, 5 pages)