New syllabus implementation

The department is improving the way it communicates and supports new syllabus implementation. Key dates for syllabus implementation, professional learning (Terms 3 and 4), resources and online learning opportunities are available.

New syllabus support, professional learning and resources

Each key learning area now has its own syllabus implementation page.

New syllabus implementation timeline

Key learning areaKey implementation dates
Languages

The new Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish K-10 syllabuses

  • 2019: Implementation of new syllabuses in K-6 (if implementing a languages program) and Years 7 and 9
  • 2020: Implementation of new syllabuses in Years 8 and 10
Mathematics

Mathematics Advanced and Extension 1

  • 2018: Continue teaching current syllabuses (Years 11 and 12 )
  • 2019: Continue teaching current syllabuses (Year 12)
  • 2019: Teach new syllabuses from Term 1 (Year 11) and Term 4 (Year 12)
PDHPE

PDHPE K-10 syllabus

K-6

  • 2018: Continue teaching the current syllabus, familiarisation and planning for new K-10 syllabus
  • 2019: Continue teaching the current syllabus, optional implementation of new K-10 syllabus in K–6
  • 2020: Implementation of new K-10 syllabus in all stages

7-10

  • 2018: Continue teaching the current syllabus, familiarisation and planning for new K-10 syllabus
  • 2019: Implementation of new K-10 syllabus in Years 7 and 9, continue teaching the current syllabus in Years 8 and 10
  • 2020: Implementation of new K-10 syllabus in all stages
Science

Science and Technology K-6 syllabus

  • 2018: Continue teaching current syllabus, familiarisation and planning for new syllabus
  • 2019: Implementation of new syllabus in all stages

Science Extension

  • 2018: Familiarisation and planning of new syllabus in Terms 1–3
  • 2018: Start teaching new syllabus in Term 4 for Year 12
  • 2019: First HSC for Science Extension

Investigating Science

  • 2018: Start teaching new syllabus from Term 1 (Year 11)
  • 2018: Start teaching new syllabus from Term 4 (Year 12)
TAS

Technology Mandatory 7-8

For schools delivering the course over Year 7 and Year 8 (100 hours per year):

  • 2018: Familiarisation and planning of new syllabus
  • 2019: Implementation of new syllabuses in Year 7
  • 2020: Implementation of new syllabuses in Year 8

For schools delivering the 200-hour course in either Year 7 or Year 8:

  • 2018: Familiarisation and planning of new syllabus
  • 2019: Implementation of new syllabuses in Year 7 or Year 8

Calendar of professional learning

More information

If you would like more information about support, professional learning, resources or implementation timelines contact:

James Hoffman
Leader, Primary Curriculum
02 9266 8199
james.hoffman5@det.nsw.edu.au

Prue Greene
R/Leader, Secondary Education
02 9244 5697
prudence.greene@det.nsw.edu.au

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