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Summary of the Visual Arts Stage 6 Syllabus amendments 2016

Introduction

In August 2016, BOSTES approved minor amendments to the Visual Arts Stage 6 Syllabus. The Visual Arts Stage 6 Syllabus (2016) replaces the Visual Arts Stage 6 Syllabus (2013). The amended syllabus will be implemented for the Preliminary course commencing in 2017 and for the HSC course in 2018 and beyond.

The amended Visual Arts Stage 6 Syllabus (2016) is available on the BOSTES website at:

(http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/visual-arts.html).

Summary of the Visual Arts Stage 6 Syllabus amendments

The amendments to the Visual Arts Stage 6 Syllabus provide teachers with clarity and guidance in:

  • the content areas Practice, the Conceptual Framework, and the Frames
  • the intended relationships and connections between the content areas Practice, the Conceptual Framework, and the Frames
  • content statements that, within the scope of minor amendments, reflect changes in artworld practices.

There have been no changes to syllabus outcomes, objectives, structure of the course content, requirements or specifications in either the Preliminary or the HSC courses. The minor amendments to the syllabus have no impact on the design or conduct of the HSC examination in Visual Arts.

The Consultation Report for the Visual Arts Stage 6 Draft Syllabus Amendments is available on the BOSTES website at:

(http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/visual-arts.html)

Implementing the amended Visual Arts Stage 6 Syllabus

Current resources will continue to be useful and relevant in implementing the amended syllabus.

Summary of amendments to the elements of Visual Arts Stage 6 Syllabus

Syllabus Elements Changes
1. The Higher School Certificate Program of Study No Change
2. Rationale No Change
3. Continuum of Learning for Visual Arts Stage 6 Students No Change
4. Aim No Change
5. Objective No Change
6. Course Structure No Change
7. Objectives and outcomes No Change
8. Content: Visual Arts Preliminary and HSC Courses No Change
8.1 Purpose and Focus of Preliminary Course No Change
8.2 Purpose and Focus HSC Course No Change
8.3 Practice in Artmaking Art Criticism and Art History Amendments to syllabus content
8.4 The Conceptual Framework – Agencies in the Artworld Amendments to syllabus content
8.5 The Frames Amendments to syllabus content
9. Course Requirements No Change
10. Post-school Opportunities No Change
11. Assessment and Reporting No Change
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