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NSW Syllabuses

Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE)

The HSIE Key Learning Area (KLA) includes the History K–10 Syllabus, Geography K–10 Syllabus and new Stage 6 syllabuses. With each syllabus you will find support materials and advice on supporting students with special education needs.


NESA is converting the HSIE Years 7–10 elective courses into an online interactive syllabus.

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2018 – Continue teaching History K–10.
Continue teaching Geography K–6, Year 7 and Year 9.
Start teaching Geography Year 8 and Year 10.
Start teaching Year 11 History.
In Term 4 start teaching Year 12 History.

2019 – First HSC for Stage 6 History.