English Studies

Support to help you plan, program and assess the English Studies course.

The English Studies Stage 6 Syllabus (2017) outlines the purpose of the Year 11 and 12 English studies course.

Stage 6 planning template

English Studies Stage 6 planning template (DOCX 84KB) sets out the key requirements for planning a Stage 6 Studies course at your school. It is organised beginning with Year 12 to support the planning process of backward mapping.

Year 11 and 12 units

You can adapt the following units for Year 11 and 12 as required.

Year 12 – Common module – Texts and the human experience

Sample lesson sequences, sample assessment and resources for Texts and human experiences (English Studies).

You can adapt the following units of work as required. Examinable HSC content for ATAR pathway.

Teacher advice – The Stage 6 phases project has been developed to support teachers in the structuring of teaching and learning activities for Stage 6 units. In the typical eight-week timeframe of a learning sequence a teacher may employ a range of these phases in order to meet outcomes, cover content and prepare for assessment.

The term ‘phase’ helps to focus planning by identifying the specific purpose of each section within a teaching program. The phases are closely aligned to the English textual concept ‘learning processes’ of understanding, engaging personally, connecting, engaging critically, experimenting, and reflecting. As such each phase focuses teacher and student attention onto the learning intentions of each sequence of lessons.

Each phase lesson sequence is structured as a case study utilising a module and a prescribed text. However, the teaching and learning activities within the case study could be easily adapted to any Stage 6 learning sequence.

HSC Support resources

This guide helps deepen students understanding of the exam structure and helps them understand what resources are available to support.

These sample exam support students to practise their examination skills while also engaging in self-reflection.

If you need further assistance with accessibility for any of these resources, please get in touch with us at SecondaryEducationUnit@det.nsw.edu.au


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