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NSW Syllabuses

Mathematics Standard Stage 6

Please note the implementation timeframe for the Mathematics Standard Stage 6 Syllabus (2017).

See the Mathematics General Stage 6 Syllabus (2012) 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 document summarising the November 2017 updates (PDF, 189KB, 3 pages) is also available.

A download of the syllabus is available.

The Mathematics Standard Stage 6 Draft Syllabus Consultation Report (PDF, 481KB) and new Mathematics Standard Stage 6 Syllabus were developed using the NESA consultative syllabus development process

Read the Mathematics Standard 1 Stage 6 course description and the Mathematics Standard 2 Stage 6 course description.

The examination specifications and materials can be found in the Assessment and Examination Materials section below.
Read the Mathematics Standard Stage 6 Draft HSC Examination Specifications Consultation Report (PDF, 88KB)

Implementation

2018 – Start teaching Year 11 Mathematics Standard.
In Term 4 Start teaching Year 12 Mathematics Standard.

2019 – First HSC for Stage 6 Mathematics Standard.


Assessment and Examination Materials

Assessment and Reporting in Mathematics Standard Stage 6
(including HSC Examinations Specifications)
PDF (138KB, 13 pages)
Sample examination materials for Mathematics Standard 1 PDF (257KB, 26 pages)
Performance Band Descriptions for Mathematics Standard 1  
Sample examination materials for Mathematics Standard 2 PDF (289KB, 23 pages)
Performance Band Descriptions for Mathematics Standard 2  
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 11 and Year 12
 
Mathematics Standard 1 Sample A (including Life Skills) Docx (27KB, 3 pages)
Mathematics Standard 2 Sample A Docx (25KB, 1 page)
Mathematics Standard 2 Sample B (AAM) Docx (51KB, 7 pages)

The samples provided illustrate a range of approaches to developing units. Schools may use a sample without modification, change it, or construct their own.

Year 11
 
Sample 1 (includes a case study for a student with disability) Docx (79KB, 12 pages)
Sample 2 Docx (54KB, 6 pages)
Year 12 Standard 1
 
Sample 1 Docx (44KB, 7 pages)
Sample 1 Resource: Step Graphs Docx (256KB, 2 pages)
Sample 2 Docx (222KB, 8 pages)
Year 12 Standard 2
 
Sample 1 Docx (50KB, 9 pages)
Sample 2 Docx (238KB, 9 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.

Year 11
 
Mathematics Standard 1 Sample A Docx (26KB, 1 page)
Mathematics Standard 2 Sample A Docx (25KB, 1 page)
Mathematics Standard 2 Sample B (AAM) Docx (25KB, 1 page)
Year 12
 
Mathematics Standard 1 Sample A Docx (17KB, 1 page)
Mathematics Standard 1 Sample B Docx (22KB, 1 page)
Mathematics Standard 2 Sample A Docx (22KB, 1 page)
Mathematics Standard 2 Sample B (AAM) Docx (23KB, 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 11
 
Applications of Measurement Docx (30KB, 2 pages)
Statistical Analysis (includes a case study for a student with disability) Docx (59KB, 18 pages)
Year 12 Standard 1
 
Applications of Algebra Docx (49KB, 6 pages)
Applications of Networks Docx (122KB, 4 pages)
Year 12 Standard 2
 
Applications of Algebra Docx (33KB, 3 pages)
Applications of Networks Docx (123KB, 4 pages)
Year 11
 
Algebra Docx (108KB, 8 pages)
Measurement Docx (105KB, 9 pages)
Financial Mathematics Docx (79KB, 9 pages)
Statistical Analysis Docx (145KB, 9 pages)
Year 12 Standard 1
 
Algebra Docx (228KB, 7 pages)
Measurement Docx (116KB, 9 pages)
Financial Mathematics Docx (82KB, 8 pages)
Statistical Analysis Docx (76KB, 6 pages)
Networks Docx (379KB, 11 pages)
Year 12 Standard 2
 
Algebra Docx (403KB, 8 pages)
Measurement Docx (627KB, 9 pages)
Financial Mathematics Docx (95KB, 9 pages)
Statistical Analysis Docx (80KB, 7 pages)
Networks Docx (601KB, 10 pages)
Mathematics Standard and Mathematics Advanced Year 11 and Year 12 Common Content PDF (638KB, 13 pages)
Guide to the new Mathematics Standard Stage 6 syllabus PDF (177KB, 4 pages)
Parent guide to new Stage 6 courses PDF (213KB, 5 pages)