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Modern History

New Modern History Stage 6 syllabus for implementation from 2018 is now available on the NSW Syllabuses website.
NESA is converting the HSIE Years 7–10 elective courses into an online interactive syllabus.
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2010 HSC and beyond
Modern History Syllabus (content unchanged)
Published 26 November 2009
Also available inWord format
Published 26 November 2009

Assessment and examination materials

2010 HSC and beyond
Assessment and reporting in Modern History
Published 29 September 2009
Modern History – sample assessment schedule
Published 23 December 2009
Information regarding the 2010 HSC examination in Modern History
Updated 07 December 2009
Modern History Sections II, III and IV sample writing booklet
Published May 2014
Specimen Section I Modern History examination
Published 07 December 2009
Modern History – Summary of HSC examination specifications and assessment requirements
Published 18 February 2009
Modern History – HSC examination rubrics
Updated March 2015

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Archived material
Previous material developed in relation to the Modern History syllabus. Aspects of these documents no longer apply; however, they have been archived for reference.
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