Stage 6

The study of a language in Stage 6 enables students to develop skills in the areas of communication, intercultural understanding, literacy, cognitive and social development and general knowledge. It also helps to deepen students’ understanding and appreciation of the diverse attitudes within the wider Australian community and beyond. In Stage 6, there are 34 languages offered.

Stage 6 courses

There are up to five courses of study available in languages at Stage 6 level:

  • Beginners
  • Continuers
  • Extension
  • [Language] in Context
  • [Language] and Literature.

Student eligibility for each course can be accessed on the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) eligibility criteria for Stage 6 Languages website.

Note: Not all languages have all five courses available.

The Stage 6 language syllabuses are available on the NESA HSC Languages page.

New assessment requirements for Stage 6 Languages

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) has released new stage 6 school-based assessment requirements, effective from Term 1 2018 for Year 11 and Term 4 2018 for Year 12. Download and read NESA’s Assessment and Reporting documents for each course.

Assessment and Reporting in Beginners Stage 6

Assessment and Reporting in Continuers Stage 6

Assessment and Reporting in Extension Stage 6

Assessment and Reporting in [Language] in Context Stage 6

Assessment and Reporting in [Language] and Literature Stage 6

Sample assessment schedules

Sample assessment schedules for each course are available on NESA’s website. Follow the link to the relevant language course.

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