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NSW Syllabuses

Implementation

Schools and teachers should be aware of the implementation timetable, which details when each new syllabus is to be introduced.

Languages study is optional for K—6 schools. For schools that have a formal languages program, new syllabuses are to be implemented from 2019.

In Years 7–10, Languages syllabuses are designed to be taught within the NSW existing mandatory 100 hours Languages requirement and within the existing indicative hours for Stage 5 elective courses.

Implementation

Kindergarten – Year 6
2018

Continue teaching English, Mathematics, Science K–10 (incorporating Science and Technology K–6), History and Geography.
Familiarisation and planning for Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.
Languages study is optional for K—6 schools. For schools that have a formal languages program, new syllabuses are to be implemented from 2019.
Familiarisation and planning for Science and Technology K–6.

2019 Start teaching Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish (if implementing).
Start teaching Science and Technology K–6.
Years 7–10
2018 Continue teaching English, Mathematics, Science and History.
Continue teaching Geography in Year 7 and Year 9.
Start teaching Geography in Year 8 and Year 10.
Familiarisation and planning for Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.
Familiarisation and planning for Technology Mandatory Years 7–8.
2019 Start teaching Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish in Year 7.
Start teaching Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish Year 9 elective course.
Start teaching Technology Mandatory Years 7–8 (100 hours in Year 7 or the full 200-hour course in Year 7 or Year 8).
2020 Start teaching Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish in Year 8.
Start teaching Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish Year 10 elective course.
Start teaching Technology Mandatory Years 7–8 (100 hours in Year 8).
Years 11–12
2018 Start teaching the new Year 11 English, Mathematics Standard, Science and History courses.
In Term 4 start teaching the new Year 12 English, Mathematics Standard, Science, Science Extension and History courses.
Familiarisation and planning for the new Mathematics Advanced, Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2 and Science Extension (Terms 1–3) Stage 6 syllabuses.
2019 First HSC examination year for the new Stage 6 English, Mathematics Standard, Science, Science Extension and History courses.
Start teaching the new Year 11 Mathematics Advanced and Mathematics Extension 1 courses.
In Term 4 start teaching the new Year 12 Mathematics Advanced, Mathematics Extension 1 and Mathematics Extension 2 courses.
2020 First HSC examination year for the new Stage 6 Mathematics Advanced, Mathematics Extension 1 and Mathematics Extension 2.