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NSW Syllabuses

Mathematics Standard Stage 6

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

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

The new Mathematics Standard 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 document summarising the November 2017 updates (PDF, 189KB, 3 pages) is also available.

A download of the syllabus is available.

The Mathematics Standard Stage 6 Draft Syllabus Consultation Report (PDF, 481KB) and new Mathematics Standard Stage 6 Syllabus were developed using the NESA consultative syllabus development process

Read the Mathematics Standard 1 Stage 6 course description and the Mathematics Standard 2 Stage 6 course description.

The examination specifications and materials can be found in the Assessment and Examination Materials section below.
Read the Mathematics Standard Stage 6 Draft HSC Examination Specifications Consultation Report (PDF, 88KB)

Implementation

2017 – Familiarisation and planning for new Stage 6 Mathematics Standard

2018 – Start teaching Year 11 Mathematics Standard.
In Term 4 Start teaching Year 12 Mathematics Standard

2019 – First HSC for Stage 6 Mathematics Standard


Assessment and Examination Materials

Assessment and Reporting in Mathematics Standard Stage 6
(including HSC Examinations Specifications)
PDF (138KB, 13 pages)
Sample examination materials for Mathematics Standard 1 PDF (257KB, 26 pages)
Performance Band Descriptions for Mathematics Standard 1  
Sample examination materials for Mathematics Standard 2 PDF (289KB, 23 pages)
Performance Band Descriptions for Mathematics Standard 2  
Years 11–12 Assessment Advice  
Changes to Stage 6 Assessment from 2018  

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 and Year 12
 
Mathematics Standard 1 Sample A (including Life Skills) Docx (27KB, 3 pages)
Mathematics Standard 2 Sample A Docx (25KB, 1 page)
Mathematics Standard 2 Sample B (AAM) Docx (51KB, 7 pages)

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 11
 
Sample 1 (includes a case study for a student with disability) Docx (79KB, 12 pages)
Sample 2 Docx (54KB, 6 pages)
Year 12 Standard 1
 
Sample 1 Docx (44KB, 7 pages)
Sample 2 Docx (222KB, 8 pages)
Sample 1 Resource Docx (256KB, 2 pages)
Year 12 Standard 2
 
Sample 1 Docx (50KB, 9 pages)
Sample 2 Docx (238KB, 9 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
 
Mathematics Standard 1 Sample A Docx (26KB, 1 page)
Mathematics Standard 2 Sample A Docx (25KB, 1 page)
Mathematics Standard 2 Sample B (AAM) Docx (25KB, 1 page)
Year 12
 
Mathematics Standard 1 Sample A Docx (17KB, 1 page)
Mathematics Standard 1 Sample B Docx (22KB, 1 page)
Mathematics Standard 2 Sample A Docx (22KB, 1 page)
Mathematics Standard 2 Sample B (AAM) Docx (23KB, 1 page)

Sample assessment tasks are provided to illustrate a range of approaches to developing a formal assessment task. Schools may use a sample without modification, change it, or construct their own.

Year 11
 
Applications of Measurement Docx (30KB, 2 pages)
Statistical Analysis (includes a case study for a student with disability) Docx (59KB, 18 pages)
Year 12 Standard 1
 
Applications of Algebra Docx (49KB, 6 pages)
Applications of Networks Docx (122KB, 4 pages)
Year 12 Standard 2
 
Applications of Algebra Docx (33KB, 3 pages)
Applications of Networks Docx (123KB, 4 pages)
Year 11
 
Algebra Docx (108KB, 8 pages)
Measurement Docx (105KB, 9 pages)
Financial Mathematics Docx (79KB, 9 pages)
Statistical Analysis Docx (145KB, 9 pages)
Year 12 Standard 1
 
Algebra Docx (228KB, 7 pages)
Measurement Docx (116KB, 9 pages)
Financial Mathematics Docx (82KB, 8 pages)
Statistical Analysis Docx (76KB, 6 pages)
Networks Docx (379KB, 11 pages)
Year 12 Standard 2
 
Algebra Docx (403KB, 8 pages)
Measurement Docx (627KB, 9 pages)
Financial Mathematics Docx (95KB, 9 pages)
Statistical Analysis Docx (80KB, 7 pages)
Networks Docx (601KB, 10 pages)
Mathematics Standard and Mathematics Advanced Year 11 and Year 12 Common Content PDF (638KB, 13 pages)
Guide to the new Mathematics Standard Stage 6 syllabus PDF (177KB, 4 pages)
Parent guide to new Stage 6 courses PDF (213KB, 5 pages)