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NSW Syllabuses

English Studies Stage 6

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

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

The new English Studies 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 (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.

Implementation

2017 – Familiarisation and planning for new Stage 6 English Studies

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 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 (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)
Year 12
 
Sample A Docx (18KB, 1 page)
Sample B Docx (18KB, 1 page)
Sample C Docx (18KB, 1 page)
Guide to the new English Studies Stage 6 syllabus PDF (180KB, 4 pages)
Parent guide to new Stage 6 courses PDF (213KB, 5 pages)