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NSW Syllabuses

English Studies Stage 6

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

See the English Studies Stage 6 Syllabus (2009) to be taught for Year 12 in 2018.

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 (PDF, 520KB) and new English Studies Stage 6 Syllabus were developed using the NESA consultative syllabus development process.

Read the English Studies 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 Studies.
In Term 4 start teaching Year 12 English Studies.

2019 – First HSC for Stage 6 English Studies.


Assessment and Examination Materials

English Stage 6 Prescriptions: Modules, Electives and Texts 2019–2023  
Assessment and Reporting in English Studies Stage 6
(including HSC Examination Specifications)
PDF (400KB, 12 pages)
Sample examination materials PDF (622KB, 25 pages)
Performance Band Descriptions (for students undertaking the HSC examination)  
Years 11–12 Assessment Advice  
Changes to Stage 6 Assessment from 2018  

Support Materials

English Studies Support Document: Modules, Sample Learning Experiences and Resources PDF (782KB, 69 pages)

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 (21KB, 1 page)
Sample B Docx (21KB, 1 page)
Year 12
 
Sample A (Including Life Skills) Docx (23KB, 1 page)
Sample B Docx (24KB, 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 12
 
Common module: Texts and Human Experiences (including Life Skills) Docx (131KB, 39 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 (18KB, 1 page)
Sample C Docx (31KB, 1 page)
Year 12
 
Sample A Docx (18KB, 1 page)
Sample B Docx (18KB, 1 page)
Sample C Docx (18KB, 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
 
Collection of Classwork Docx (26KB, 2 pages)
Year 12
 
Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences Docx (22KB, 2 pages)
Collection of Classwork Docx (25KB, 2 pages)
Guide to the new English Studies Stage 6 syllabus PDF (180KB, 4 pages)
Parent guide to new Stage 6 courses PDF (213KB, 5 pages)