Stage 6

In 2018, NESA implemented six new Stage 6 science syllabuses in NSW. Four of those syllabuses (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth and Environmental Science) are revitalised courses while the Investigating Science and Science Extension syllabuses are new courses in the Stage 6 science curriculum.

For more information on the new Stage 6 science syllabuses, visit NESA's Stage 6 science page.

In Years 11 and 12, the following two-unit courses are available.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Physics
  • Investigating Science

In Year 12, the one unit Science Extension course is also available.

For approved students in Years 11 and 12, the following Life Skills courses are available:

  • Chemical World Science Life Skills
  • Earth and Space Science Life Skills
  • Investigating Science Life Skills
  • Living World Science Life Skills
  • Physical World Science Life Skills

For support in teaching Stage 6 science courses contact:

Sham Nair
Science Adviser 7–12
02 9244 5432
sham.nair@det.nsw.edu.au

Penny Gill
Science Stage 6 Project Advisor
9244 5432
penelope.gill@det.nsw.edu.au

Alexa Barr
Science Stage 6 Project Advisor
0436816062
alexa.barr@det.nsw.edu.au
Bathurst

Chris Bormann
Science Stage 6 Project Officer
0436 803 746
christopher.bormann@det.nsw.edu.au
Coffs Harbour

Marc Kates
Science Stage 6 Project Officer
04636816060
marc.kates1@det.nsw.edu.au
Wollongong

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