The New South Wales Higher School Certificate syllabus has been given a radical overhaul for the first time in 16 years, with a renewed focus on “rigour, thoroughness and depth” in classic learning areas and major changes in year 12 science and history teaching.
The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) will today publish new syllabus materials in 22 separate subjects across English, maths, the sciences and history.
A breakdown of how English, Maths, Science and History subjects will be changed.
However, aspects of the math syllabus are yet to be finalised, with consultation continuing over calculus teaching after a backlash from teachers and academics unhappy with the draft new syllabus which was issued late last year.
NESA chair Tom Alegounarias described the changes as a “major shift”.
You can read Tony’s full analysis on Learning with Literature.