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NSW Syllabuses

History Extension key

The following codes and icons are used in the History Extension Stage 6 Syllabus.

Outcome Coding

Syllabus outcomes have been coded in a consistent way. The code identifies the subject, Year and outcome number. For example:

Outcome coding diagram showing outcome code HE11-2 where 'HE' is History Extension, '12' is Year 12 and '2' is Outcome 2

Code

Interpretation

HE12-1

History Extension, Year 12 – Outcome number 1

HE12-4

History Extension, Year 12 – Outcome number 4

Coding of Australian Curriculum Content

In History Extension, relevant Australian curriculum content for Ancient History and Modern History has been included in a range of case studies as appropriate. Australian curriculum content descriptions included in the syllabus are identified by an Australian curriculum code, for either Ancient History or Modern History, which appears in brackets at the end of each content description for example:

The different interpretations and representations of Cleopatra (from the ancient past to the present), including how Cleopatra represented herself in monuments and inscriptions; her portrayals as the enemy, a femme fatale, the saviour of Egypt, and a victim; and modern feminist representations (ACHAH071)

Australian curriculum content coding diagram showing code ACHAH071 where 'AC' is Australian Curriculum, 'H' is History, 'AH' is Ancient History and '071' is the element code

The significant changes that occurred during the French Revolution, including the overturning of the 'ancien régime', changes to the social structure of France, foreign policy and the revolutionary wars (ACHMH031)

Australian curriculum content coding diagram showing code ACHMH031 where 'AC' is Australian Curriculum, 'H' is History, 'MH' is Ancient History and '031' is the element code

Where a number of content descriptions are jointly represented, all description codes are included, eg (ACHMH031, ACHMH032).

Learning Across the Curriculum Icons

Learning across the curriculum content, including cross-curriculum priorities, general capabilities and other areas identified as important learning for all students, is incorporated and identified by icons in the syllabus.

Cross-curriculum priorities

 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

 Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia

Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia

 Sustainability

Sustainability

General capabilities

 Critical and creative thinking

Critical and creative thinking

 Ethical understanding

Ethical understanding

 Information and communication technology capability

Information and communication technology capability

 Intercultural understanding

Intercultural understanding

 Literacy

Literacy

 Numeracy

Numeracy

 Personal and social capability

Personal and social capability

Other learning across the curriculum areas

 Civics and citizenship

Civics and citizenship

 Difference and diversity

Difference and diversity

 Work and enterprise

Work and enterprise