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NSW Syllabuses

Physics Stage 6

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

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

The new Physics 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 Physics Stage 6 Draft Syllabus Consultation Report (PDF, 400KB) and new Physics Stage 6 Syllabus were developed using the NESA consultative syllabus development process.

Read the Physics Stage 6 course description.

The examination specifications and materials can be found in the Assessment and Examination Materials section below.
Read the Science Stage 6 Draft HSC Examination Specifications Consultation Report (PDF, 275KB)

Implementation

2017 – Familiarisation and planning for new Stage 6 Physics.

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

2019 – First HSC for Stage 6 Physics.


Assessment and Examination Materials

Assessment and Reporting in Physics Stage 6
(including HSC Examination Specifications)
PDF (407KB, 13 pages)
Sample examination materials PDF (1.5MB, 33 pages)
Physics formulae sheet, data sheet and periodic table PDF (647KB, 4 pages)
Performance Band Descriptions  
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
 
Sample A Docx (22KB, 1 page)
Sample B Docx (22KB, 1 page)
Sample C Docx (21KB, 1 page)
Year 12
 
Sample A Docx (23KB, 1 page)
Sample B Docx (21KB, 1 page)

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
 
Module 1 Kinematics Docx (60KB, 4 pages)
Module 2 Dynamics Docx (71KB, 8 pages)
Year 12
 
Module 6 Electromagnetism Docx (40KB, 8 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
 
Sample A Docx (17KB, 1 page)
Sample B Docx (17KB, 1 page)
Year 12
 
Sample A Docx (22KB, 1 page)
Sample B Docx (22KB, 1 page)
Guide to the new Physics Stage 6 syllabus PDF (175KB, 4 pages)
Parent guide to new Stage 6 courses PDF (213KB, 5 pages)