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NSW Syllabuses

English Advanced Stage 6

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

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

The new English Advanced 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 English Advanced Stage 6 Draft Syllabus Consultation Report (PDF, 535KB) and new English Advanced Stage 6 Syllabus were developed using the NESA consultative syllabus development process.

Draft HSC Examination Specifications for the new Stage 6 English courses are now available for consultation.

Implementation

2017 – Familiarisation and planning for new Stage 6 English Advanced

2018 – Start teaching Year 11 English Advanced.
In Term 4 start teaching Year 12 English Advanced

2019 – First HSC for Stage 6 English Advanced


Assessment and Examination Materials

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

English Stage 6 Prescriptions: Modules, Electives and Texts 2019–2023  
Assessment and Reporting in English Advanced Stage 6 PDF (99KB, 12 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
 
Sample A Docx (20KB, 1 page)
Sample B Docx (20KB, 1 page)

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
 
Reading to Write Docx (72KB, 16 pages)
Narratives that Shape Our World Docx (61KB, 20 pages)
Year 12
 
Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences Docx (72KB, 21 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 (16KB, 1 page)
Sample B Docx (16KB, 1 page)
Year 12
 
Sample A Docx (19KB, 1 page)
Sample B Docx (20KB, 1 page)
Sample C Docx (20KB, 1 page)
Guide to the new English Advanced Stage 6 syllabus PDF (180KB, 4 pages)
Parent guide to new Stage 6 courses PDF (213KB, 5 pages)