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Science Extension Stage 6

Draft syllabus consultation 2017

In 2016, the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) commenced work on the development of the Science Extension Stage 6 syllabus. 

Consultation on the draft syllabus will take place from Monday 27 February 2017 for 6 weeks until Sunday 9 April 2017. See the schedule for consultation meetings to register your attendance.

Consultation opportunities

NESA seeks your feedback on the draft syllabus. Feedback may be provided by.

The Introduction to the Science Extension Draft Syllabus is designed to assist with completing the online survey. It provides background and an overview of the key features of the draft syllabus, including the proposed course structure, course content and assessment.

Consultation meetings

Consultation meetings are free and will be held at locations across NSW from 4:00 pm–6:00 pm. They provide an opportunity to hear from the Inspector about the draft syllabus, discuss ideas with teachers from other schools, and provide group and individual feedback to NESA.

Discussion during consultation meetings will refer directly to the draft syllabus. Please bring an electronic or hard copy of the draft syllabus to the meeting.

Please register to attend a meeting by selecting the location for the meeting you wish to attend:


Consultation Meeting Locations

Thursday 9 March 2017 Newcastle Exhibition and Conference Centre
Monday 13 March 2017 Bankstown Sports Club
Tuesday 14 March 2017 Asquith Golf Club
Wednesday 15 March 2017 Sydney Masonic Centre
Thursday 23 March 2017 Orange Ex-Services Club
Completing a draft syllabus consultation meeting will contribute to 2 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Written Submissions

Please send written submissions to:

Mr Kerry Sheehan
Inspector, Science
NSW Education Standards Authority
GPO Box 5300
Sydney NSW 2001

Feedback received from consultation will be used to guide the development of the final syllabus. 

Consultation on the draft syllabus concludes on Sunday 9 April 2017.

For more information, contact:

Mr Kerry Sheehan
Inspector, Science
(02) 9367 8144

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