NESA has made minor amendments to the course prescriptions for French and Italian, for implementation with Year 12 from Term 4 2019. For full details, visit the NESA official notice.
We have updated our Stage 6 Extension resources to make them even better!
We have added:
- a new section to all 9 languages – familiarising students with the prescribed issues through related texts
- extra vocabulary to the Japanese
- more related reading links to the Indonesian.
We have also expanded the advice to students, ensuring there is more information on how to prepare for the HSC examination, with activities to build their skills in a range of areas.
Make sure you use the online version of our resources, or re-download with each use, as we do update them.
All material is available from our website:
The font issue in the Japanese Extension materials has now been fixed and the resources are back online:
We have also made slight amendments to page 38 of the French Extension support materials, so that the department's and NESA's extracts are aligned:
We have been advised of a font issue with the Stage 6 Japanese Extension support materials published on Monday. We are currently rectifying this issue, so the materials are unavailable for the moment.
If you have already downloaded and/or printed the document, please delete/destroy this version.
The updated version will be available later this week.
Stage 6 Extension support materials for the 2020-2024 course prescriptions for Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek and Spanish are now available on our website (access via your language on the right-hand menu).
The materials were developed with the invaluable support and expertise of practising language teachers from NSW public schools and will provide an excellent starting point for the teaching of the Stage 6 [Language] Extension courses.
You can view and download the resources and use the curriculum support materials to guide and enhance the delivery of the Extension courses.
Due to a clash with NESA briefings, we have changed the date of the Extension workshop to 19 August. Full details in our original post.
The Languages and Culture team, in collaboration with NSW School of Languages, has a organised a workshop for Stage 6 language teachers to introduce the new Extension course prescriptions for 2020-2024 and the related support materials developed by the NSW Department of Education. Teachers will also work in language-specific groups to develop supplementary support.
Date: Monday 19 August 2019
Venue: NSW School of Languages, 35 West St, Petersham NSW 2049
To enrol, search for course code NR26219 on MyPL. When you receive the enrolment confirmation email from MyPL, it will give you a link to a Google Form. Please complete ithis form to assist us with the organisation of the language specific resources.
Please note: This workshop is for NSW Department of Education teachers only. There is no cost to attend.
NESA has released new Stage 6 Extension course prescriptions for 2020-2024 for the following languages:
Successful applicants will be required to attend training and/or writing days at our offices in Darlinghurst for up to 5 days. The writing teams will commence early Term 1 2019.
The Languages and Culture team will provide release to attend training and/or writing days. Travel and accommodation costs may also be reimbursed, if required.
This project will provide teachers with the opportunity to develop their capacity as a curriculum leader and may be used as evidence for higher levels of accreditation.
Statement of duties of language-specific writers:
New course prescriptions for the 2020–2024 Higher School Certificate for Stage 6 Extension courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek and Spanish have been published and are available to download from the syllabus section of the NESA website.
Implementation of the new course prescriptions will commence at the start of Term 4, 2019 for the 2020 HSC examination.
Schools are reminded that the study of texts prescribed for any Year 12 course may not begin before the completion of the Year 11 course and applies to the study of a prescribed text in any medium, including the film of a novel.
For more information, visit the website.
The current HSC Course Prescriptions 2014–2018 for Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek and Spanish Extension courses have been extended to include the 2019 HSC examinations.
New course prescriptions for Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek and Spanish Extension courses for HSC examinations from 2020 will be published on the NESA website in 2018.
The 2014-2019 HSC Course Prescriptions for Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek, and Spanish Extension courses are available to download in the syllabus section of the NESA website.
For more information, contact:
(02) 9367 8152
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