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NSW Syllabuses

English Life Skills Stage 6

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

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

The new English Life Skills 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 Studies Stage 6 Draft Syllabus Consultation Report (including English Life Skills) (PDF, 520KB), English Standard Stage 6 Draft Syllabus Consultation Report (including English Life Skills) (PDF, 555KB) and new English Life Skills Stage 6 Syllabus were developed using the NESA consultative syllabus development process.

Read the English Life Skills Stage 6 course description.

Implementation

2017 – Familiarisation and planning for new Stage 6 English Life Skills

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

2019 – First HSC for Stage 6 English Life Skills


Assessment Materials

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 approaches to developing scope and sequences in a range of school settings. Schools may use a sample without modification, change it, or construct their own to suit their particular needs.

Year 11
 
Sample A (English Standard) Docx (20KB, 1 page)
Year 12
 
Sample A (English Studies) Docx (23KB, 1 page)
Sample B Docx (22KB, 2 pages)
Multi-stage
 
Sample A Docx (22KB, 2 pages)

The samples provided illustrate approaches to developing units of work in a range of school settings. Samples include models for the concurrent delivery of the English Life Skills course with English Studies and English Standard, as well as the delivery of Stage 5 and 6 English Life Skills courses in a multi-stage class. Schools may use a sample without modification, change it, or construct their own to suit their particular needs.

Year 11
 
Module A: Contemporary Possibilities (English Standard)
Year 12
 
Exploring Places and People Docx (52KB, 8 pages)
Texts and Human Experiences (English Studies) Docx (131KB, 39 pages)
Multi-stage
 
Media Studies Docx (71 KB, 11 pages)
Guide to the new English Life Skills Stage 6 syllabus PDF (180KB, 3 pages)
Parent guide to new Stage 6 courses PDF (213KB, 5 pages)