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GUIDE TO NSW YEAR 12 SYLLABUS CHANGES

As you may know, NSW students commencing Year 12 in Term 4 2018 will be subject to syllabus changes across certain subjects. Although this may sound particularly daunting for the first cohort of students undertaking the new HSC, we at Pascal Press are here to help guide students, parents and teachers through the changes. Below you will find with answers to frequently asked questions, and information on trusted Excel study guides—new in 2018 and written specifically for the new syllabuses!

Be the first to know when the new books arrive! Simply register your details here and we will send you an email as soon as the new Excel Year 12 Study guides for the new syllabus have arrived!

Which subjects are affected by the Year 12 syllabus changes?

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) has implemented syllabus changes to a number of Year 12 courses including Mathematics, English, Sciences and History.

When will the new syllabuses be effective?

The new syllabuses for Year 12 Standard English, Advanced English, Standard Mathematics 1 and 2, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Modern History and Ancient History will be effective for NSW students commencing Year 12 in October 2018. The implementation of syllabus updates for the Year 12 Advanced Mathematics (previously Mathematics), Year 12 Mathematics Extension 1 and Year 12 Mathematics Extension 2 courses have been delayed for a year; therefore, these won’t come into effect until October 2019.

Where can I find study resources for the new syllabuses?

Don’t be alarmed if you’re in the first Year 12 cohort to undertake the new syllabus courses as Excel has you covered! Pascal Press has published brand new Excel Year 12 Study Guides – specifically written for the new Year 12 syllabuses – so you can have complete confidence in your revision resources containing content that is aligned to current syllabus outcomes. Best of all, each study guide is in full-colour, containing key questions, key terms, syllabus checklists, sample Year 12 examination papers and answers/ worked solutions to all questions.

You can find more handy information on each of the affected subjects below—happy studying! Don't forget to register your details to be the first to know when the new books arrive.


Excel Year 12 Chemistry Study Guide

Year 12 Chemistry

  • The brand new Excel Year 12 Chemistry study guide will be available in November 2018.
  • You can access the new syllabus for Year 12 Chemistry on the NESA website here.
  • The brand new Excel Year 12 Chemistry study guide – written specifically for the new Syllabus – is coming soon!
Excel Year 12 Biology Study Guide

Year 12 BIOLOGY

  • The brand new Excel Year 12 Biology study guide will be available in November 2018.
  • You can access the new syllabus for Year 12 Biology on the NESA website here.
  • The brand new Excel Year 12 Biology study guide – written specifically for the new Syllabus – is coming soon!

Year 12 PHYSICS

  • The brand new Excel Year 12 Physics study guide will be available in January 2019.
  • You can access the new syllabus for Year 12 Physics on the NESA website here.
  • The brand new Excel Year 12 Physics study guide – written specifically for the new Syllabus – is coming soon!

Year 12 MATHEMATICS STANDARD 2

  • The brand new Excel Year 12 Mathematics Standard 2 study guide will be available in November 2018.
  • You can access the new syllabus for Year 12 Mathematics Standard on the NESA website here.
  • The brand new Excel Year 12 Mathematics Standard 2 study guide – written specifically for the new Syllabus – is coming soon!

Year 12 ANCIENT HISTORY

  • The brand new Excel Year 12 Ancient History study guide will be available in February 2019.
  • You can access the new syllabus for Year 12 Ancient History on the NESA website here.
  • The brand new Excel Year 12 Ancient History study guide – written specifically for the new Syllabus – is coming soon!

Year 12 MODERN HISTORY

  • The brand new Excel Year 12 Modern History study guide will be available in January 2019.
  • You can access the new syllabus for Year 12 Modern History on the NESA website here.
  • The brand new Excel Year 12 Modern History study guide – written specifically for the new Syllabus – is coming soon!

Year 12 Standard English

  • The brand new Excel Year 12 Standard English study guide will be available in January 2019.
  • You can access the new syllabus for Year 12 Standard English on the NESA website here.
  • The brand new Excel Year 12 Standard English study guide – written specifically for the new Syllabus – is coming soon!

Year 12 Advanced English

  • The brand new Excel Year 12 Advanced English study guide will be available in February 2019.
  • You can access the new syllabus for Year 12 Advanced English on the NESA website here.
  • The brand new Excel Year 12 Advanced English study guide – written specifically for the new Syllabus – is coming soon!

Year 12 Essay Writing Made Easy

  • The brand new Excel Year 12 Essay Writing Made Easy study guide will be available in May 2019.
  • You can access the new syllabus for Year 12 English on the NESA website here.
  • The brand new Excel Year 12 Essay Writing Made Easy study guide – written specifically for the new Syllabus – is coming soon!


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