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Stage 6 (11-12) syllabus development background

English, Mathematics, Science and History

The former BOSTES commenced work on the development of new syllabuses for Stage 6 English, Mathematics, Science and History following state and territory Education Ministers’ agreement in 2012 that senior secondary Australian curriculum is the common base for development of state and territory senior secondary courses.
 
The new Stage 6 syllabuses on the NSW Syllabuses site support implementation of Australian curriculum content, maintain the current high standards of the NSW curriculum and retain syllabus features familiar to and appreciated by NSW teachers.
 
View all background to the development process below, including draft and final Writing Briefs, Draft Syllabuses and Consultation Reports.

Writing Briefs and Draft Syllabus Development 2016

The Senior Years Writing Briefs for English, Mathematics, Science and History courses were endorsed by the former BOSTES Board at an extraordinary meeting held on 16 February 2016. This followed broad consultation on a range of options for course structures in each subject in Term 4, 2015. 
 
The writing briefs provide a blueprint for the development of draft syllabuses. They provide instructions to writers about the scope and nature of content and other elements for inclusion in the draft syllabuses based on key matters raised during consultation and actions in response. 
 
The Draft Writing Brief Consultation Reports for each course provide a summary of feedback received during consultation. The key matters raised and the actions in response to feedback have helped to shape the development of draft syllabuses in each learning area.
 
The Draft Syllabuses were developed by project and writing teams comprising teachers from across school sectors following analysis of writing brief consultation feedback. 
 
Consultation on the Draft Syllabuses took place from 20 July to 31 August 2016. 
 
Board Curriculum Committees (BCCs) in each learning area, comprising representatives of the key NSW education stakeholders, monitored the consultation and syllabus development processes and provided feedback on the quality and suitability of syllabuses for implementation in NSW schools. 
 
The BCCs recommended the finalised syllabuses for submission to the Board in October 2016.
 
Writing Briefs (PDF) Writing Briefs Consultation Reports (PDF) Draft Syllabuses (PDF) Draft Syllabuses Consultation Reports (PDF)

English Extension

English Extension

English Extension draft English Extension draft

English Advanced

English Advanced

English Advanced draft
English Life Skills outcomes and content
English Advanced draft

English Standard

English Standard

English Standard draft
English Life Skills outcomes and content
English Standard draft

English Studies

English Studies

English Studies draft
English Life Skills outcomes and content
English Studies draft

English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)

English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)

English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) Stage 6 Draft English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) draft

Mathematics General 1 & Mathematics General 2

Mathematics General 1 & Mathematics General 2

Mathematics General draft
Mathematics Life Skills outcomes and content
Mathematics Standard

Mathematics & Mathematics Extension 1 & Mathematics Extension 2

Mathematics & Mathematics Extension 1 & Mathematics Extension 2

Mathematics draft

Biology

Biology

Biology draft Biology draft

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry draft Chemistry draft

Earth & Environmental Science

Earth & Environmental Science

Earth and Environmental Science draft Earth and Environmental Science draft

Physics

Physics

Physics draft Physics draft

Senior Science

Senior Science

Investigating Science (replacing Senior Science) draft
Science Life Skills outcomes and content
Investigating Science (replacing Senior Science) draft

Ancient History

Ancient History


Ancient History draft
Ancient History Life Skills outcomes and content
Ancient History draft

Modern History

Modern History

Modern History draft
Modern History Life Skills outcomes and content
Modern History draft

History Extension

History Extension

History Extension draft History Extension draft
 
Further consultation background is available on the BOSTES website.

 

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