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NSW Syllabuses

Implementation

In K–6 the syllabuses are designed to be taught within the NESA recommended percentages of time for each key learning area in a typical school week. Further information regarding time spent on each K–6 subject can be found in the Parents’ Guide to the NSW Primary Syllabuses.

The implementation of a Language syllabus in K–6 is optional.

In Years 7–12 they are designed to be taught within the existing NSW indicative time requirements.

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
2017 Start teaching Geography.
Continue teaching English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, and History
Familiarisation and planning for Chinese and Japanese (if implementing)
2018 Optional to teach Chinese and Japanese
2019 Start teaching Chinese and Japanese (if implementing)
Years 7–10
2017 Start teaching Geography in Year 7 and Year 9.
Continue teaching English, Mathematics, Science and History
Familiarisation and planning for Chinese and Japanese
2018 Start teaching Geography in Year 8 and Year 10
Familiarisation and planning for Chinese and Japanese
2019 Start teaching Chinese and Japanese in Year 7
Start teaching Chinese and Japanese Year 9 elective course
2020 Start teaching Chinese and Japanese in Year 8
Start teaching Chinese and Japanese Year 10 elective course
Years 11–12
2017 Familiarisation and planning for the new Stage 6 English, Mathematics Standard, Science and History syllabuses
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 and History courses
2019 First HSC examination year for the new Stage 6 English, Mathematics Standard, Science and History courses