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Changes to the Curriculum

NSW HSC Curriculum Changes

New South Wales – Stage 6

New Stage 6 syllabuses for English, Mathematics Standard (formerly Mathematics General), Science and History, were released in early 2017, and implemented in 2018 for Year 11 students. The first HSC examination for these new syllabuses will be held in 2019.


What's New...

Many of the major Australian educational publishers have released new and updated textbooks aligned to the revised Stage 6 curriculum. Preliminary and HSC books are available now.


English

An up-to-date list of English Stage 6 Prescriptions for the 2019-2023 HSC can be found on the NSW Education Standards Authority website.
Kookaburra stocks a wide range of curriculum prescribed texts. Please contact your local Kookaburra Account Manager or email for more information.


Senior English Study Guides


Year 12 Standard


Year 12 Advanced


Secondary Literature Guides

Year 11 Reading to Write







Year 11 Advanced - Critical Study of Literature




Year 12 The Craft of Writing



Year 12 Advanced - Textural Conversations




Science

Biology

NSW Surfing Biology


Modules 1 & 2


Modules 3 & 4


Modules 5 & 6


Modules 7 & 8


Biology in Focus


Year 11


Year 12


Pearson Biology NSW


Year 11 with Reader+


Year 12 with Reader+


Chemistry

NSW Surfing Chemistry


Modules 1 & 2


Modules 3 & 4


Modules 5 & 6


Modules 7 & 8


Chemistry in Focus


Year 11


Year 12


Pearson Chemistry NSW


Year 11


Year 12


Physics

NSW Surfing Physics


Modules 1 & 2


Modules 3 & 4


Modules 5 & 6


Modules 7 & 8


Physics in Focus


Year 11


Year 12


Jacaranda Physics for NSW 4e


Year 11


Year 12


Pearson Physics NSW


Year 11


Year 12


Investigating Science

Investigating Science in Focus


Year 11


Year 12


Earth and Environmental Science

Spotlight Earth & Environmental Science


Modules 1 to 4


Modules 5 to 8


Mathematics Standard

CambridgeMATHS Stage 6 Mathematics Standard


Year 11


Year 12 Standard 1


Year 12 Standard 2


CambridgeMATHS Stage 6


Year 11 Advanced


Year 12 Advanced


Year 11 Extension 1


Year 12 Extension 1


Year 12 Extension 2


New Century Maths Mathematics Standard


Year 11 Pathway 1


Year 11 Pathway 2


Year 12 Standard 1


Year 12 Standard 2


Maths in Focus


Year 11 Advanced


Year 11 Extension 1


Year 12 Advanced


Year 12 Extension 1


Year 12 Extension 2


Oxford Insight Mathematics Standard


Year 11


Year 12 Standard 1


Year 12 Standard 2


Maths Quest Mathematics Standard for NSW


Year 11


Year 12


New Senior Mathematics 3e


Year 11 & 12 Advanced


Year 11 & 12 Extension 1


Year 12 Extension 2


History

Ancient History

Antiquity 4e


Year 11


Year 12


The Ancient World Transformed


Year 11


Year 12 - available December


Year 12 - Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum


GetSmart Ancient History Series


Hatshepsut


The Fall of the Roman Republic 78BC-31BC


The Augustan Age 44BC-AD14


Spartan Society to the Battle of Leuctra 371BC


Dot Point Ancient History


Year 12


The Decline and Fall of the Romanov Dynasty


Year 11

World War 1


Year 11


Modern History

Key Features of Modern History


Year 11


Year 12


Modern History Transformed


Year 11


Year 12


Nelson Modern History


Conflict in Europe: 1935-1945


Conflict in Indochina: 1945-1979


Investigating Modern History


Power and Authority in the Modern World


Russia and the Soviet Union: 1917-1941 A National Study


The American Civil Rights Movement: 1946-1968



The Cold War: 1945-1991


The World Order: 1945- 2011


World War 1


GetSmart Modern History Series


The American Civil Rights Movement 1945-1968


Conflict in Indochina:
1945-1979


Power and Authority in the Modern World 1919-1946


Conflict in Indochina


Dot Point NSW Modern History


Year 12




QLD QCE Curriculum Changes

QCAA is redeveloping and revising its suite of senior syllabuses to support the introduction of the new QCE system from 2019.


New & redeveloped subjects for 2019:

•    English
•    Mathematics
•    Science
•    Health & Physical Education

•    Humanities & Social Sciences
•    Technologies
•    The Arts


What's New...

Many of the major Australian educational publishers have released new and updated textbooks aligned to the new QCE Curriculum. Most Unit 1 & 2 texts became in 2019. Units 3 & 4 are currently being developed and due for publication for Term 4, 2019.

An up-to-date list of Prescribed Texts for the QCE English Syllabus can be found on the Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority website.

Kookaburra stocks a wide range of curriculum prescribed texts. Please contact your local Kookaburra Account Manager or email for more information.

 

English

Nelson English for QCE


Units 1+2 Year 11


Units 3+4 Year 12


Nelson Essential English for QCE


Year 11-12


Macmillan English QCE


Year 11


Year 12


Macmillan Essential English QCE


Year 11


Year 12


English for Queensland


Year 11


Year 12


Cambridge Essential English for Queensland


Year 11


Year 12

Mathematics

Nelson QMaths


Essential - Year 11


Essential - Year 12


General - Year 11


General - Year 12


Mathematical Methods - Year 11


Mathematical Methods - Year 12


Specialist - Year 11


Specialist - Year 12


Jacaranda Maths Quest for Queensland


Essential - Year 11


Essential - Year 12


General - Year 11


General - Year 12


Mathematical Methods - Year 11


Mathematical Methods - Year 12



Specialist - Year 11


Specialist - Year 12


Cambridge Senior Mathematics for Queensland


Essential - Units 1 & 2


Essential - Units 3 & 4


General - Units 1 & 2


General - Units 3 & 4


Mathematical Methods - Units 1 & 2


Mathematical Methods - Units 3 & 4



Specialist - Units 1 & 2


Specialist - Units 3 & 4


Science

Oxford Senior Science for Queensland


Physics 1 & 2


Physics 3 & 4


Chemistry 1 & 2


Chemistry 3 & 4


Biology 1 & 2


Biology 3 & 4


Nelson QScience


Biology 1 & 2


Biology 3 & 4


Chemistry 1 & 2


Chemistry 3 & 4


Physics 1 & 2


Physics 3 & 4


Pearson Queensland Senior Science


Year 11 Biology


Year 12 Biology


Year 11 Chemistry


Year 12 Chemistry


Year 11 Physics


Year 12 Physics


Surfing Science QCE


Biology Unit 1


Biology Unit 2


Biology Unit 3



Chemistry Unit 1


Chemistry Unit 2


Chemistry Unit 3


Chemistry Unit 4



Physics Unit 1


Physics Unit 2


Physics Unit 3


Physics Unit 4


Health & Physical Education

Senior Physical Education for Queensland


Year 11 - 12


Macmillan Physical Education QCE


1 & 2 Student Bk + Digital


3 & 4 Student Bk + Digital


Physical Education for QLD


Units 1 & 2


Units 3 & 4


Humanities & Social Sciences


Religion: Contexts and Expressions


Business for QCE Units 1 &2


Investigating Legal Studies for Queensland


Technologies


Nelson Digital Solutions for QCE

The Arts


Creative Enquiry


Nelson Film, Television & new Media for QCE