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NSW Syllabuses

English Extension Stage 6

Please note the implementation timeframe for the English Extension Stage 6 Syllabus (2017).

See the English Extension 1 Stage 6 Syllabus (2009) and English Extension 2 Stage 6 Syllabus (2009) to be taught for the 2018 HSC exam.

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 Extension Stage 6 Draft Syllabus Consultation Report (PDF, 565KB) and new English Extension Stage 6 Syllabus were developed using the NESA consultative syllabus development process.

Read the English Extension Stage 6 course description.

The examination specifications and materials can be found in the Assessment and Examination Materials section below.
Read the English Stage 6 Draft HSC Examination Specifications Consultation Report (PDF, 237KB)

Implementation

2018 – Start teaching Year 11 English Extension.
In Term 4 start teaching Year 12 English Extension 1 and 2.

2019 – First HSC for Stage 6 English Extension.


Assessment and Examination Materials

English Stage 6 Prescriptions: Modules, Electives and Texts 2019–2023  
Assessment and Reporting in English Extension Stage 6
(including HSC Examination Specifications)
PDF (393KB, 11 pages)
Sample examination materials (English Extension 1) PDF (190KB, 22 pages)
Performance Band Descriptions for English Extension 1  
Assessment and Reporting in English Extension 2 Stage 6
(including HSC Examination Specifications)
PDF (411KB, 18 pages)
Performance Band Descriptions for English Extension 2  
Years 11–12 Assessment Advice  
Changes to Stage 6 Assessment from 2018  

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)
Year 12
 
English Extension 1 Docx (18KB, 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
 
Encounters with 'The Other' Docx (86KB, 23 pages)
Year 12
 
Literary Worlds Docx (83KB, 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 (18KB, 1 page)
Sample B Docx (15KB, 1 page)
Year 12
 
English Extension 1 Sample A Docx (19KB, 1 page)
English Extension 1 Sample B Docx (19KB, 1 page)
English Extension 2 Docx (19KB, 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
 
Module: Text, Culture and Value – Sample A Docx (24KB, 2 pages)
Module: Text, Culture and Value – Sample B Docx (26KB, 2 pages)
Module: Text, Culture and Value – Sample C Docx (23KB, 2 pages)
Year 12
 
Extension 2 – Viva Voce Docx (47KB, 2 pages)
Extension 2 – Literature Review Docx (28KB, 2 pages)
Extension 2 – Critique of the Creative Process Docx (26KB, 2 pages)
Guide to the new English Extension Stage 6 syllabus PDF (180KB, 4 pages)
Parent guide to new Stage 6 courses PDF (213KB, 5 pages)