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cover image of article Australian curriculum review and NSW syllabuses
Friday, 24 October 2014

Australian curriculum review and NSW syllabuses

There has been extensive media coverage of the release of the report on the review of the Australian curriculum, which was commissioned by the Federal Government.

There is no intention to change the implementation schedule currently underway for the K-10 English, Mathematics, Science and History syllabuses.



cover image of article New prescriptions and amendments to the Stage 6 Latin Continuers and Extension syllabuses
Friday, 24 October 2014

New prescriptions and amendments to the Stage 6 Latin Continuers and Extension syllabuses

BOS 30/14

Who needs to read this notice:
Principals
Curriculum co-ordinators
HSC co-ordinators
Head Teachers Languages
Latin Teachers

Course prescriptions for the HSC Latin Continuers course 2018-2023 and HSC Latin Extension course 2017-2023 are now available. Minor related and other amendments have also been made to the Stage 6 Latin Continuers and Extension syllabuses.

Implementation of the amended syllabuses will commence for Preliminary students in 2015 for Latin Continuers and with the HSC 2016 for Latin Extension.

Amendments to the syllabus are:

  • Use of dictionaries in both the HSC Latin Continuers and Extension examinations
  • Replacement of Philosophy with Historiography as one of the Extension course genres
  • Removal of information relating to text rotation. This information has been included in the course prescription documents
  • Changes to the way in which the length of the prose and verse prescriptions will be described

The amended Latin Continuers and Latin Extension syllabuses and the new prescriptions are available to download from the syllabus section of the BOSTES website.

For more information, contact:
Howard Jacobs
Inspector, Languages
howard.jacobs@bostes.nsw.edu.au
(02) 9367 8152



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