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NSW Syllabuses

Modern History Life Skills Stage 6

Please note the implementation timeframe for the Modern History Life Skills Stage 6 Syllabus (2017). This syllabus is not to be taught in 2017.

See the Human Society and Its Environment Life Skills Stage 6 Syllabus to be taught for Year 11 in 2017 and Year 12 in 2018.

The new Modern History Life Skills 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 Modern History Stage 6 Draft Syllabus Consultation Report (including Modern History Life Skills) (PDF, 485KB) and new Modern History Life Skills Stage 6 Syllabus were developed using the NESA consultative syllabus development process.


2017 – Familiarisation and planning for new Stage 6 Modern History Life Skills

2018 – Start teaching Year 11 Modern History Life Skills.
In Term 4 start teaching Year 12 Modern History Life Skills

2019 – First HSC for Stage 6 Modern History Life Skills

Assessment Materials

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 Modern History Life Skills Stage 6 syllabus PDF (162KB, 3 pages)
Parent guide to new Stage 6 courses PDF (213KB, 5 pages)