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NSW Syllabuses

Modern History Stage 6

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

See the Modern History Stage 6 Syllabus (2009) to be taught for 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 Modern History Stage 6 Draft Syllabus Consultation Report (PDF, 485KB) and new Modern History Stage 6 Syllabus were developed using the NESA consultative syllabus development process.

Read the Modern History 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 – Start teaching Year 11 Modern History.
In Term 4 start teaching Year 12 Modern History.

2019 – First HSC for Stage 6 Modern History.


Assessment and Examination Materials

Assessment and Reporting in Modern History Stage 6
(including HSC Examination Specifications)
PDF (402KB, 13 pages)
Sample examination materials PDF (1.2MB, 65 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 11 and Year 12
 
Sample A Docx (24KB, 2 pages)
Sample B Docx (23KB, 2 pages)
Sample C (including Life Skills) Docx (26KB, 1 page)
Year 11
 
Australia and the Rise of Communism Docx (60KB, 9 pages)
The Construction of Modern Histories (Pemulwuy) – The Age of Imperialism Docx (64KB, 8 pages)
The Representation and Commemoration of the Past Docx (44KB, 4 pages)
The Investigation of Historic Sites and Sources – World War I (Including Life Skills) Docx (82KB, 10 pages)
Year 12
 
Iran 1945–1989 Docx (57KB, 8 pages)
The Cultural Revolution to Tiananmen Square 1966–1989 Docx (62KB, 8 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
 
Sample A Docx (20KB, 1 page)
Sample B Docx (20KB, 1 page)
Sample C Docx (20KB, 1 page)
Sample D Docx (20KB, 1 page)
Year 12
 
Sample A Docx (20KB, 1 page)
Sample B Docx (20KB, 1 page)
Sample C Docx (20KB, 1 page)
Sample D Docx (20KB, 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
 
The Construction of Modern Histories (Pemulwuy) – The Age of Imperialism Docx (33KB, 2 pages)
Historical Investigation Docx (25KB, 3 pages)
Guide to the new Modern History Stage 6 syllabus PDF (178KB, 4 pages)
Parent guide to new Stage 6 courses PDF (213KB, 5 pages)