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New Chemistry Stage 6 syllabus for implementation from 2018 is now available on the
NSW Syllabuses website.


2010 HSC and beyond
Chemistry Syllabus (Minor amendments for the 2010 HSC)
Updated August 2013
Also available in Word format

Assessment and examination materials

2010 HSC and beyond
Assessment and reporting in Chemistry
Published 29 September 2009
Chemistry – sample assessment schedule
Published 01 September 2009
Information regarding the 2010 HSC examination in Chemistry
Updated 17 November 2009
Chemistry – Summary of HSC examination specifications and assessment requirements
Published 16 February 2009
Past Chemistry HSC Examination Papers and Notes from the Marking Centres
Chemistry Performance band descriptions
Chemistry standards materials
Chemistry Section I Part B sample question and answer booklet
Published March 2015
Chemistry Section II sample writing booklet
Published March 2015

Other support materials

Support document for all Science Courses (PDF)
Also available in Word format
Updated 6 October 2009
Draft Sample Learning Unit (PDF)
Also available in Word format
Published 14 May 2008
Skills Module 8.1 and 9.1 Mapping Grids (PDF)
Updated 21 August 2007
Chemistry data sheet and periodic table of the elements (PDF)
Updated periodic table of the elements in line with International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) recommendations.
Published 14 May 2007
Updated February 2017
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Archived material
Previous material developed in relation to the Chemistry syllabus. Aspects of these documents no longer apply; however, they have been archived for reference.
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