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NSW Syllabuses

History Key

The following codes and icons are used in the History K–10 Syllabus.

Outcome coding

Syllabus outcomes have been coded in a consistent way. The code identifies the subject, stage, outcome number and the way content is organised.

Early Stage 1 to Stage 5 are represented by the following codes:

Stage

Code

Early Stage 1

e

Stage 1

1

Stage 2

2

Stage 3

3

Stage 4

4

Stage 5

5

In the History syllabus, the outcome codes indicate the subject, stage and outcome number. For example:

This image shows what each digit in the sample outcome code HT5–4 represents. HT stands for History, 5 for Stage 5; a dash is used next, followed by 4 for the outcome number.  

Outcome code

Interpretation

HT2-1

History, Stage 2 - Outcome number 1

HT5-4

History, Stage 5 - Outcome number 4

HTLS-12

History, Life Skills - Outcome number 12

Coding of the Australian Curriculum content

The syllabus includes all the Australian curriculum content descriptions for History. The content descriptions are identified by an Australian curriculum code which appears in brackets at the end of each content description, for example: 

  • Differences in family structures and roles today, and how these have changed or remained the same over time (ACHHK028).

This image shows what each digit in the sample ACARA code ACHHK028 represents. AC stands for the Australian Curriculum, H for History, HK for historical knowledge and 028 for the element code. 

Where a number of content descriptions are jointly represented, all description codes are included, eg (ACDSEH002, ACDSEH003, ACDSEH004).

The Australian curriculum History codes are:

Code

Interpretation

ACHHK

Australian Curriculum, History, Historical Knowledge

ACHHS

Australian Curriculum, History, Historical Skills

ACDSEH

Australian Curriculum, Depth Study, Elective, History

Years 7–10 example identifying the depth study and elective:

This image shows what each digit in the sample ACARA code ACDSEH037 represents. AC stands for the Australian Curriculum, DS for depth study, E for elective, H for History and 037 for the element code.  

Depth study code

Interpretation

ACDSEH037

Australian Curriculum, Depth Study, Elective, History, Element code

Learning Across the Curriculum icons

Learning across the curriculum content, including cross-curriculum priorities, general capabilities and other areas identified as important learning for all students, is incorporated and identified by icons in the History K–10 Syllabus.

Cross-curriculum priorities

 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

 Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia

Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia

 Sustainability

Sustainability

General capabilities

 Critical and creative thinking

Critical and creative thinking

 Ethical understanding

Ethical understanding

 Information and communication technology capability

Information and communication technology capability

 Intercultural understanding

Intercultural understanding

 Literacy

Literacy

Numeracy 

Numeracy

 Personal and social capability

Personal and social capability

Other learning across the curriculum areas

 Civics and citizenship

Civics and citizenship

 Difference and diversity

Difference and diversity

 Work and enterprise

Work and enterprise

See also: Learning across the curriculum in the History K–10 Syllabus