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NSW Syllabuses

Stage 2 outcomes

English

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Stage 2
outcomes

A student:
  • communicates in a range of informal and formal contexts by adopting a range of roles in group, classroom, school and community contexts

    EN2-1A
  • plans, composes and reviews a range of texts that are more demanding in terms of topic, audience and language

    EN2-2A
  • uses effective handwriting and publishes texts using digital technologies

    EN2-3A
  • uses an increasing range of skills, strategies and knowledge to fluently read, view and comprehend a range of texts on increasingly challenging topics in different media and technologies

    EN2-4A
  • uses a range of strategies, including knowledge of letter–sound correspondences and common letter patterns, to spell familiar and some unfamiliar words

    EN2-5A
  • identifies the effect of purpose and audience on spoken texts, distinguishes between different forms of English and identifies organisational patterns and features

    EN2-6B
  • identifies and uses language forms and features in their own writing appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts

    EN2-7B
  • identifies and compares different kinds of texts when reading and viewing and shows an understanding of purpose, audience and subject matter

    EN2-8B
  • uses effective and accurate sentence structure, grammatical features, punctuation conventions and vocabulary relevant to the type of text when responding to and composing texts

    EN2-9B
  • thinks imaginatively, creatively and interpretively about information, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts

    EN2-10C
  • responds to and composes a range of texts that express viewpoints of the world similar to and different from their own

    EN2-11D
  • recognises and uses an increasing range of strategies to reflect on their own and others’ learning

    EN2-12E

Mathematics

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Stage 2
outcomes

A student:
  • uses appropriate terminology to describe, and symbols to represent, mathematical ideas

    MA2-1WM
  • selects and uses appropriate mental or written strategies, or technology, to solve problems

    MA2-2WM
  • checks the accuracy of a statement and explains the reasoning used

    MA2-3WM
  • applies place value to order, read and represent numbers of up to five digits

    MA2-4NA
  • uses mental and written strategies for addition and subtraction involving two-, three-, four- and five-digit numbers

    MA2-5NA
  • uses mental and informal written strategies for multiplication and division

    MA2-6NA
  • represents, models and compares commonly used fractions and decimals

    MA2-7NA
  • generalises properties of odd and even numbers, generates number patterns, and completes simple number sentences by calculating missing values

    MA2-8NA
  • measures, records, compares and estimates lengths, distances and perimeters in metres, centimetres and millimetres, and measures, compares and records temperatures

    MA2-9MG
  • measures, records, compares and estimates areas using square centimetres and square metres

    MA2-10MG
  • measures, records, compares and estimates volumes and capacities using litres, millilitres and cubic centimetres

    MA2-11MG
  • measures, records, compares and estimates the masses of objects using kilograms and grams

    MA2-12MG
  • reads and records time in one-minute intervals and converts between hours, minutes and seconds

    MA2-13MG
  • makes, compares, sketches and names three-dimensional objects, including prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones and spheres, and describes their features

    MA2-14MG
  • manipulates, identifies and sketches two-dimensional shapes, including special quadrilaterals, and describes their features

    MA2-15MG
  • identifies, describes, compares and classifies angles

    MA2-16MG
  • uses simple maps and grids to represent position and follow routes, including using compass directions

    MA2-17MG
  • selects appropriate methods to collect data, and constructs, compares, interprets and evaluates data displays, including tables, picture graphs and column graphs

    MA2-18SP
  • describes and compares chance events in social and experimental contexts

    MA2-19SP

Science and Technology

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Stage 2
outcomes

A student:
  • shows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities

    ST2-1VA
  • demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures

    ST2-2VA
  • develops informed attitudes about the current and future use and influence of science and technology based on reason

    ST2-3VA
  • investigates their questions and predictions by analysing collected data, suggesting explanations for their findings, and communicating and reflecting on the processes undertaken

    ST2-4WS
  • applies a design process and uses a range of tools, equipment, materials and techniques to produce solutions that address specific design criteria

    ST2-5WT
  • identifies ways heat is produced and that heat moves from one object to another

    ST2-6PW
  • describes everyday interactions between objects that result from contact and non-contact forces

    ST2-7PW
  • describes some observable changes over time on the Earth’s surface that result from natural processes and human activity

    ST2-8ES
  • describes how relationships between the sun and the Earth cause regular changes

    ST2-9ES
  • describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped, based on their observable features

    ST2-10LW
  • describes ways that science knowledge helps people understand the effect of their actions on the environment and on the survival of living things

    ST2-11LW
  • identifies that adding or removing heat causes a change of state between solids and liquids

    ST2-12MW
  • identifies the physical properties of natural and processed materials, and how these properties influence their use

    ST2-13MW
  • describes how people interact within built environments and the factors considered in their design and construction

    ST2-14BE
  • describes ways that information solutions are designed and produced, and factors to consider when people use and interact with information sources and technologies

    ST2-15I
  • describes how products are designed and produced, and the ways people use them

    ST2-16P