Stage 4 – syllabus requirements planner

This planner supports faculty communication, professional learning and collaborative planning for each stage and course. Many schools will have their own planning templates.

The planner should be a live document that is completed collaboratively and reviewed periodically. This supports a consistent implementation of NESA and department policy requirements and whole-school and faculty requirements. It also establishes a shared vision for the scope of subject English, and guides long-term design of teaching and learning programs. This shows that curriculum design and implementation is a dynamic and contextually-specific process. This planner represents one way to map requirements and it contains:

  • instructions for how it could be used by English teachers and faculties
  • direct links to policies and useful resources.

Ways to use this template

  • Complete the planning as a faculty or course or stage coordination team.
  • Upload the document to a shared drive as a ‘live’ document and evaluate the plans at key points throughout the year.
  • Cross-reference the plans against the content within teaching and learning programs or units, scope and sequences, assessment schedules, assessment notifications and student resources.
  • Keep a copy of this document in a folder or drive for each stage or course.

The new syllabus is to be taught in Years 3 to 10 from 2024.

Detailed implementation information including key features and resources is available on the Syllabus development page (NESA).


English K–10 Syllabus (2022) © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2024.


  • Stage 4

Business Unit:

  • Curriculum and Reform
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