Navigation Menu
Show Breadcrumbs

Official Notice: Amendments to the text requirements for the new English Syllabuses

31 March 2017
Official notice

Topic: HSC

Learning areas: English

Stages: Stage 6 (Years 11 and 12)

NESA 19/17

Who needs to read this notice:

  • Principals 
  • Curriculum co-ordinators 
  • Careers advisers
  • HSC co-ordinators
  • Head Teachers (ENGLISH)
  • Year advisers
  • English Teachers  

Effective: immediately
 
Schools are advised that the NESA Board has amended the HSC text requirements relating to prose fiction for the new English Standard, English Advanced and English EAL/D Stage 6 syllabuses for implementation with Year 11 from 2018.

The following changes have been made to the Year 11 and Year 12 Course Structure and Requirements: 

English Standard and English EAL/D

In Year 12 students are required to closely study three types of prescribed texts, one drawn from each of the following categories:

  • prose fiction 
  • poetry OR drama
  • film OR media OR nonfiction

English Advanced

In Year 12 students are required to closely study four prescribed texts, one drawn from each of the following categories:

  • Shakespearean drama
  • prose fiction 
  • poetry OR drama

The remaining text may be film, media or nonfiction text or may be selected from one of the categories above.

To clarify and strengthen course requirements for both Year 11 and Year 12 a further amendment includes the addition of the following point:

Across Stage 6 the selection of texts must give students experience of the following:

  • a range of types of texts inclusive of prose fiction, drama, poetry, nonfiction, film, media and digital texts

The new Stage 6 English syllabuses are available to download from the syllabus section of the NESA website.

For further information, contact:
Louise Ward
Inspector, English and Literacy
louise.ward@nesa.nsw.edu.au
(02) 9367 8276

Complementary Content
${loading}