New NSW Syllabuses for Years 11 and 12

July 29, 2016 Emotional Education


This week the Minister announced the Stronger HSC Standards reforms, ed the first update to the HSC in 17 years. The implementation of these reforms will create an HSC that motivates and challenges students to do their best.
The reforms also include a minimum literacy and numeracy standard, as well as better, fairer assessment to reduce excessive student stress.

Today, 17 draft syllabuses for English, Mathematics, Science and History for Years 11 and 12 were released for consultation.

BOSTES recognises the need for students to have opportunities for a richer engagement in the subjects they choose for their senior years of school. The new syllabuses will provide opportunities for students to engage in deeper learning in each course.

The draft syllabuses, links to online surveys and a registration portal for consultation meetings are available on the BOSTES website. Consultation will run until Wednesday 31 August 2016.

The success of BOSTES curriculum development is due in large part to the contributions made by you and your members in consultation. Your feedback is highly valuable to us, and I hope that you take this opportunity to have your say.

Thank you for your support of this important work.


Tom Alegounarias

Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW

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