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NSW Syllabuses

Science Life Skills Stage 6

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

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

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

Implementation

2017 – Familiarisation and planning for new Stage 6 Science Life Skills

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

2019 – First HSC for Stage 6 Science 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

The samples provided illustrate approaches to developing scope and sequences in a range of school settings. Schools may use a sample without modification, change it, or construct their own to suit their particular needs.

Year 11
 
Sample A (Investigating Science) Docx (27KB, 1 page)
Year 12
 
Sample A Docx (19KB, 1 page)
Multi-stage
 
Sample A Docx (22KB, 2 pages)

The samples provided illustrate approaches to developing units of work in a range of school settings. Samples include models for the concurrent delivery of Science Life Skills courses with a range of Stage 6 Science courses, as well as the delivery of Stage 5 and 6 Science Life Skills courses in a multi-stage class. Schools may use a sample without modification, change it, or construct their own to suit their particular needs.

Year 11
 
This is Me (Investigating Science Life Skills) Docx (64KB, 12 pages)
Year 12
 
Working with Plants (Living World Science Life Skills) Docx (70KB, 17 pages)
Guide to the new Science Life Skills Stage 6 syllabus PDF (163KB, 3 pages)
Parent guide to new Stage 6 courses PDF (213KB, 5 pages)