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NSW Syllabuses

History Extension Stage 6

Please note the implementation timeframe for the History Extension Stage 6 Syllabus (2017).

See the History Extension Stage 6 Syllabus (2009) to be taught for the 2018 HSC exam.

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 History Extension Stage 6 Draft Syllabus Consultation Report (PDF, 437KB) and new History Extension Stage 6 Syllabus were developed using the NESA consultative syllabus development process.

Read the History Extension Stage 6 course description.

The examination specifications and materials can be found in the Assessment and Examination Materials section below.
Read the History Stage 6 Draft HSC Examination Specifications Consultation Report (PDF, 112KB)

Implementation

2018 – In Term 4 start teaching Year 12 History Extension.

2019 – First HSC for Stage 6 History Extension.


Assessment and Examination Materials

Assessment and Reporting in History Extension Stage 6
(including HSC Examination Specifications)
PDF (335KB, 10 pages)
History Project Declaration and Certification Form PDF (175KB, 1 page)
Sample examination materials PDF (316KB, 12 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 12
 
Sample A docx (20KB, 1 page)
Sample B docx (20KB, 1 page)
Sample C docx (19KB, 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.

Constructing History – History in the Digital Age Docx (34KB, 3 pages)
History Project – Introduction to the History Project Docx (33KB, 3 pages)
Napoleon (includes a case study for a student with disability)
The Partition of India Docx (36KB, 3 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.

Sample A docx (19KB, 1 page)
Sample B docx (19KB, 1 page)
Sample C docx (19KB, 1 page)
Sample D docx (19KB, 1 page)
Sample E docx (19KB, 1 page)

Sample assessment tasks are provided to illustrate a range of approaches to developing a formal assessment task. Schools may use a sample without modification, change it, or construct their own.

Year 12
 
Napoleon (includes a case study for a student with disability)
Guide to the new History Extension Stage 6 syllabus PDF (175KB, 4 pages)
Parent guide to new Stage 6 courses PDF (213KB, 5 pages)