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NSW Syllabuses

Stage 6

The new Stage 6 syllabuses for English, Mathematics Standard, Science and History, including five Life Skills courses are now available on the NSW Syllabuses site. For all other Stage 6 courses, please visit the NESA website.

New requirements for school-based assessment for each of the new Stage 6 courses are available on each syllabus page.

The new Stage 6 syllabuses are to be implemented as follows:

2017 Familiarisation and planning for new Stage 6 English, Mathematics Standard, Science and History syllabuses
2018 Start teaching the new Year 11 English, Mathematics Standard, Science and History courses.
In Term 4 start teaching the new Year 12 English, Mathematics Standard, Science and History courses
2019 First HSC examination for new Stage 6 English, Mathematics Standard, Science and History courses.

Read about the NESA Board’s decision to postpone the implementation of the new Stage 6 Mathematics Advanced, Extension 1 and Extension 2 syllabuses and frequently asked questions. Updates about the release of the new syllabuses and an implementation timeline will be provided through NESA News.

Course descriptions are now available for the new Stage 6 syllabuses. Click on each course below to find a link to the course description.

New Stage 6 Syllabuses