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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).

See the Science Life Skills Stage 6 Syllabus (2007) to be taught for Year 12 in 2018.

The Science Life Skills Stage 6 Syllabus includes five new course options available for students in 2018:

  • Chemical World Science Life Skills
  • Earth and Space Science Life Skills
  • Investigating Science Life Skills
  • Living World Science Life Skills
  • Physical World Science Life Skills.

Each Science Life Skills course contributes 2 units of study in Year 11 and Year 12.

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.

Read the Science Life Skills Stage 6 course description.

Implementation

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


Assessment Materials

Years 11–12 Assessment Advice
Changes to Stage 6 Assessment from 2018

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)
Sample B (Integrated) Doc (90KB, 4 pages)
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)
Cause and Effect – Observing (Investigating Science)
Year 12
 
Working with Plants (Living World Science Life Skills) Docx (70KB, 17 pages)
Hazards (Earth and Environmental Science) Docx (59KB, 8 pages)
Our Restless Earth (Integrated Investigating Science Life Skills) Docx (85KB, 13 pages)
Multi-stage
 
Working with Forces (Physical World Science Life Skills) Docx (80KB, 11 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)
Investigating Science Life Skills outcomes worksheet Stage 6 Word (22KB, 2 pages)
Physical World Science Life Skills outcomes worksheet Stage 6 Word (22KB, 2 pages)
Earth and Space Science Life Skills outcomes worksheet Stage 6 Word (22KB, 2 pages)
Living World Science Life Skills outcomes worksheet Stage 6 Word (23KB, 2 pages)
Chemical World Science Life Skills outcomes worksheet Stage 6 Word (23KB, 2 pages)