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NSW Syllabuses

Investigating Science Stage 6

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

The new Investigating Science 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 Investigating Science Stage 6 Draft Syllabus Consultation Report (PDF, 415KB) and new Investigating Science Stage 6 Syllabus were developed using the NESA consultative syllabus development process.


2017 – Familiarisation and planning for new Stage 6 Investigating Science

2018 – Start teaching Year 11 Investigating Science.
In Term 4 start teaching Year 12 Investigating Science

2019 – First HSC for Stage 6 Investigating Science

Assessment and Examination Materials

Examination specifications and materials will be available in Term 3, 2017

Assessment and Reporting in Investigating Science Stage 6 PDF (111KB, 14 pages)
Years 11–12 Assessment Advice PDF (308KB, 9 pages)
Guide to changes to Stage 6 Assessment from 2018 PDF (163KB, 4 pages)

Support Materials

Guide to the new Investigating Science Stage 6 syllabus PDF (177KB, 4 pages)
Parent guide to new Stage 6 courses PDF (213KB, 5 pages)