History extension

The HSC history extension course caters for interested and capable students of ancient and/or modern history. Extension students:

  • explore 'what is history' focusing on historiographical issues through readings and a case study
  • complete a major project in the form of an historical inquiry of an area of changing historical interpretation.

The NESA history extension page contains the syllabus and support materials including the source book of readings, a support document, sample assessment schedule, information about the HSC, exam specifications and assessment requirements as well as standards packages, past papers and frequently asked questions.

Support materials

See the programming page for support materials for the new history extension syllabus.

HSC revision resource

Constructing history: key questions HSC revision resource (86.3KB) - use this to support students in their studies as they prepare for the HSC exam. The included activities can be used as part of classroom learning or set for independent study. The resource is designed to be used in part or in full to fit the contextual needs of your teaching.
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