We have just published a resource on the Stage 6 section of our website under the heading 'Assessment in Stage 6', that explores question keywords used in Stage 6 Continuers courses, question types that address outcomes 3.1-3.6 and a range of sample answers to demonstrate ways to effectively answer these questions. This resource is also available on the department's HSC hub.
New literacy resource pack for Stage 6!
Stage 6 Literacy in context – Writing in languages is now live! This suite of resources is designed to support student writing development in languages based on current research to support student literacy.
These Stage 6 resources have been created to enable teachers to use content they are working with in class to improve the quality of students' written responses in English (to a stimulus text in the target language) and in student responses in the language they are learning. They contain videos and downloadable activities on subject vocabulary, planning for writing and student writing and feedback.
You can use these resources individually, as a faculty, or as part of a whole-school literacy team. By using these resources, you can also register hours for Elective PD.
The Languages and Culture team has developed videos with advice to students on how to approach the HSC Beginners and Continuers examinations. You can find the videos in the HSC hub, along with downloadable guides with advice for Beginners, Continuers, Extension, [Language] and Literature and [Language] in Context students.
The department's HSC hub contains high-quality, on-demand resources that teachers can provide to their students to help them prepare for their exams. Aligned to NSW syllabuses, the hub is a carefully curated central repository for items created by the NSW Department of Education, including Aurora College and WooTube. There is also third party material available. For copyright reasons, some items will require a NSW Department of Education log in.
We're not sure if you'd noticed, but when the DoE's website moved platforms over the January holidays, we discovered the new platform did not allow foreign characters, or even things like apostrophes or long (en) dashes. Instead, it turned all these things into question marks. Very frustrating!!
We have been trying ever since to fix the problem, and we're nearly there! The Continuers text types information has now been added as Word documents - easier to download and use with students! Thank you for your patience during this frustrating period.
We have updated the language-specific Continuers pages on our website to include:
- links to relevant NESA document
- advice for students
- information on text types, including past HSC questions for each text type for students to practise.
Visit our site at education.nsw.gov.au/languages to learn more.
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