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NSW Syllabuses

English Extension Stage 6

Please note the implementation timeframe for the English Extension 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 Extension 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 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.


2017 – Familiarisation and planning for new Stage 6 English Extension

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

2019 – First HSC for Stage 6 English Extension

Assessment and Examination Materials

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

Assessment and Reporting in English Extension 1 Stage 6 PDF (97KB, 12 pages)
Assessment and Reporting in English Extension 2 Stage 6 PDF (77KB, 11 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

Guide to the new English Extension Stage 6 syllabus PDF (180KB, 4 pages)
Parent guide to new Stage 6 courses PDF (213KB, 5 pages)