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New NSW Syllabuses

Sample units

ENGLISH

The samples provide some examples of approaches to developing a unit. 

English K–6    
Early Stage 1: Let’s Read!

PDF (209 KB, 11 pages)

Doc (114 KB, 11 pages)

Stage 1: Let’s Talk!

PDF (100 KB, 6 pages)

Doc (71 KB, 6 pages)

Stage 2: Pictures Tell the Story! (with adjustments)

PDF (404 KB, 16 pages)

Doc (226 KB, 16 pages)

Stage 3: Global Connections

PDF (157 KB, 12 pages)

Doc (109 KB, 12 pages)

K–6: Communication unit*

PDF (548 KB, 14 pages)

Doc (3005 KB, 14 pages)

English 7–10    
Stage 4: Online Magazine

PDF (138 KB, 7 pages)

Doc (100 KB, 7 pages)

Stage 4: The Storyteller
and the Story

PDF (208 KB, 11 pages)

Doc (114 KB, 11 pages)
Stage 4: The Storyteller and the Story (integrated with Life Skills)

PDF (265 KB, 14 pages)

Doc (111 KB, 14 pages)
Life Skills Stage 4: I Have an Opinion

PDF (173 KB, 8 pages)

Doc (125 KB, 8 pages)
Life Skills Stage 4: My Place in the Community

PDF (248 KB, 12 pages)

Doc (188 KB, 12 pages)
Stage 5: Conflict (with adjustments) PDF (170 KB, 15 pages)  Doc (122 KB, 15 pages)
Life Skills Stage 5: Viewing and Reviewing Film

PDF (203 KB, 9 pages)

Doc (154 KB, 9 pages)

* This unit focuses on developing expressive communication skills for students with complex communication needs.

MATHEMATICS

The samples provide some examples of approaches to developing a unit. 

Mathematics K–6    
Early Stage 1 and Stage 1: Data Displays

PDF (117 KB, 8 pages)

Doc (120 KB, 8 pages)

Stage 1: Calendars and Seasons

PDF (181 KB, 8 pages)

Doc (149 KB, 8 pages)

Stage 2: Special Quadrilaterals

PDF (200 KB, 7 pages)

Doc (153 KB, 7 pages)

Stage 3: Order of Operations

PDF (186 KB, 10 pages)

Doc (129 KB, 10 pages)

Stage 3: Cartesian Plane (with adjustments)

PDF (253 KB, 8 pages)

Doc (193 KB, 8 pages)

Mathematics 7–10

   

Stage 4: Data Interpretation and Evaluation (with adjustments)

PDF (165 KB, 9 pages)

Doc (165 KB, 9 pages)

Life Skills Stage 4: Time

PDF (267 KB, 10 pages)

Doc (222 KB, 10 pages)
Stages 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3: Evaluating Data from Secondary Sources PDF (208 KB, 10 pages) Doc (182 KB, 10 pages)

Life Skills Stage 5: Money

PDF (143 KB, 4 pages)

Doc (116 KB, 4 pages)

Life Skills Stage 5: Out and About in the Community

PDF (236 KB, 10 pages)

Doc (174 KB, 10 pages)

SCIENCE

The samples provide some examples of approaches to developing a unit. 

Science and Technology K–6    
Early Stage 1 and Stage 1: Paddock to plate

PDF (183 KB, 10 pages)

Doc (142 KB, 10 pages)

Stage 1 (Year 2): What’s that sound?
(with adjustments)

PDF (193 KB, 9 pages)

Doc (155 KB, 9 pages)

Stage 2: Which came first…?

PDF (213 KB, 9 pages)

Doc (156 KB, 9 pages)

Stage 3: Let’s Celebrate!

PDF (354 KB, 18 pages)

Doc (249 KB, 18 pages)

Science 7–10    
Stage 4: Off the Planet

PDF (229 KB, 11 pages)

Doc (224 KB, 11 pages)

Life Skills Stage 4: Depending on Each Other

PDF (301 KB, 13 pages)

Doc (265 KB, 13 pages)

Stage 5: Evidence is everything
(with adjustments)

PDF (301 KB, 15 pages)

Doc (228 KB, 15 pages)
Stage 5: Power to the people

PDF (160 KB, 17 pages)

Doc (253 KB, 17 pages)

HISTORY

The samples provide some examples of approaches to developing a unit. 

History K–6    
Early Stage 1: Personal and Family Histories

PDF (101 KB, 3 pages)

Doc (54 KB, 3 pages)

Stage 1: Past and Present Family Life
(with adjustments)

PDF (110 KB, 4 pages) Doc (61 KB, 4 pages)
Stage 2: Community and Remembrance

PDF (114 KB, 5 pages)

Doc (69 KB, 5 pages) 
Stage 3: The Australian Colonies PDF (120 KB, 5 pages)  Doc (85 KB, 5 pages) 
Stage 3: Australia as a Nation PDF (119 KB, 5 pages) Doc (70 KB, 5 pages)
History 7–10    
Stage 4: Mongol Expansion 
(with adjustments)

PDF (128 KB, 6 pages)

Doc (91 KB, 6 pages)

Stage 4: Polynesian Expansion

PDF (143 KB, 6 pages)

Doc (112 KB, 6 pages)

Life Skills Stage 4: The Black Death

PDF (153 KB, 7 pages)

Doc (108 KB, 7 pages)

Stage 4: The Ottoman Empire
(with adjustments)

PDF (146 KB, 7 pages)

Doc (101 KB, 7 pages)

Life Skills Stage 4: My Place in the Community

PDF (248 KB, 12 pages)

Doc (188 KB, 12 pages)

Stage 5: The Industrial Revolution

PDF (150 KB, 8 pages)

Doc (117 KB, 8 pages)

Stage 5: The Industrial Revolution (integrated with Life Skills)

PDF (361 KB, 10 pages)

Doc (607 KB, 10 pages)

Geography

The samples provide some examples of approaches to developing a unit.

Geography K–6

   
Early Stage 1: My Place and My Family (with adjustments)

PDF (123 KB, 4 pages)

Doc (125 KB, 4 pages)

Stage 1: Exploring Places (with adjustments)

PDF (133 KB, 4 pages)

Doc (148 KB, 4 pages)

Stage 2: The Earth's Environment (with adjustments)

PDF (130 KB, 5 pages)

Doc (133 KB, 5 pages)

Stage 3: A Diverse and Connected World (with adjustments)

PDF (144 KB, 4 pages)

Doc (128 KB, 4 pages)

Geography 7–10

   
Stage 4: Place and Liveability (with adjustments)

PDF (369 KB, 7 pages)

Doc (163 KB, 7 pages)

Stage 4: Water in the World (including Life Skills)

PDF (437 KB, 10 pages)

Doc (250 KB, 10 pages)

Stage 5: Sustainable Biomes (with adjustments)

PDF (376 KB, 8 pages)

Doc (190 KB, 8 pages)

Life Skills: Sustainable Biomes

PDF (438 KB, 10 pages)

Doc (174 KB, 10 pages)

Stage 5: Human Wellbeing  (with adjustments)

PDF (355 KB, 7 pages)

Doc (157 KB, 7 pages)

STEM

These sample units of work demonstrate how students can integrate their knowledge from the Pillars of STEM. Find programming integrated STEM advice guide on the BOSTES website.

STEM K–6
   
Early Stage 1: Beanstalk

PDF

Doc

Stage 1: Coding a dance sequence

PDF

Doc

Stage 2: Shelters

PDF

Doc

Stage 3: Greenhouse

PDF

Doc

STEM 7–10
   
Stage 4: Battle Bots

PDF

Doc

Stage 5: Tiny house

PDF

Doc
Stage 6: Wearable technologies

PDF

Doc

 

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