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    New HSC Syllabuses Released Today

    New HSC Syllabuses will be released today for Maths, Science, English and History. They will be available at the NESA website at http://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au...tal/nesa/home/ later today.

    Here are some articles on it:

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/nsw-hsc-ba...20-gugoum.html

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/nati...a06bbee60c99b8

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    Re: New HSC Syllabuses Released Today

    The year 12 common module areas of study — including Journeys, Discovery, Belonging — are scrapped
    BAHAHHAHAH

    Advanced mathematics:

    Extension of current syllabus to incorporate more complex concepts
    New topic: Financial Mathematics
    Statistical analysis now introduced at advanced level as well as extension 1

    Extension:

    New topic of vectors has been added, providing stronger links to engineering and other STEM-related concepts
    New topic of combinatorics

    Extension 2:

    New topics: more advanced studies in vectors and proof
    The topic circular motion has been removed and replaced by enhanced calculus content
    Study of complex numbers including Euler's formula
    * The new syllabus will be rolled out in 2018





    READ MORE @: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-2...llabus/8288090
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    Re: New HSC Syllabuses Released Today

    Bring it on! Sounds exciting
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    Re: New HSC Syllabuses Released Today

    Damn we miss out..

    Seems pretty good though
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    Re: New HSC Syllabuses Released Today

    Overall the Mathematics Advanced and Extension 1 and 2 syllabuses seem pretty disappointing. Matrices and determinants, which was slatted for inclusion in 2 Unit, seems to have been entirely removed, and the so-called "Advanced Calculus Skills" in 4 Unit is a very weak imitation of the current integration topic. Partial fractions and integration by parts is all that remains. No recurrence formulae which I would have thought would have fitted nicely into the Boards - sorry NESA which seems to be a nice take on NASA - claim of more depth in these new syllabuses. So forget anything like the proofs for either Basel's formula or the irrationality of pi and e popping up as nice Question 16 type questions in the HSC Exam.

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    Re: New HSC Syllabuses Released Today

    It appears that the Mathematics Calculus based courses are not quite final yet.

    They now have a new consultation on these ones - ends March 14:

    http://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au...hsc-syllabuses

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    Re: New HSC Syllabuses Released Today

    new textbooks?

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    Re: New HSC Syllabuses Released Today

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    Re: New HSC Syllabuses Released Today

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    Re: New HSC Syllabuses Released Today

    The ABC breaks the new changes down quite well.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-2...hanges/8288000

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-2...llabus/8288090

    NESA is going to redesign all the questions as well, so rip past papers as well I guess
    At least there'll be capped assignments and specified weightings for assessments.
    PUMPED for the new science courses! (although they haven't given out syllabi for the rumored extensions)

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    EDIT: NESA has released a draft extension science syllabus for consultation.
    https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.a...=AJPERES&CVID=

    It looks like the whole course is a massive IRP and all the social and historical aspects of science that's been kicked out of the new core syllabi.
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    Re: New HSC Syllabuses Released Today

    I'm actually glad they removed matrices because it looked so random and out of place in a calculus based course.

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    Re: New HSC Syllabuses Released Today

    So what happens if I repeat year 12 considering I'm in the last cohort to have the current syllabus. DO I have to learn all the content from the new one?

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    Re: New HSC Syllabuses Released Today

    Quote Originally Posted by boredofstudiesuser1 View Post
    So what happens if I repeat year 12 considering I'm in the last cohort to have the current syllabus. DO I have to learn all the content from the new one?
    by the looks of it yes but no HSC student would recommend you do that

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    Re: New HSC Syllabuses Released Today

    Quote Originally Posted by donkily View Post
    by the looks of it yes but no HSC student would recommend you do that
    What if you're starting year 11 next year but you have some accelerated subjects?

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    Re: New HSC Syllabuses Released Today

    Looking forward to the changes in chemistry. It'll actually force students to understand the concepts rather than just rely on rote.

    Also, the organic chemistry module looks so good, it's exactly what you learn in uni.

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    Re: New HSC Syllabuses Released Today

    Quote Originally Posted by boredofstudiesuser1 View Post
    What if you're starting year 11 next year but you have some accelerated subjects?
    i think you still do it and then they take it as a equivalent or something and try estimating your mark by looking at your mark of the accelerated subject. that's what i'm guessing

    try looking at hsc and vce counterparts

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    Re: New HSC Syllabuses Released Today

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueGas View Post
    Looking forward to the changes in chemistry. It'll actually force students to understand the concepts rather than just rely on rote.

    Also, the organic chemistry module looks so good, it's exactly what you learn in uni.
    Couldn't agree more. The new HSC physics and chemistry syllabuses are to be highly commended. Compared to the past 16 years of misery that has been intentionally inflicted on the students of NSW it makes for a long overdue change back to the sensible. Those who actually wish to study physics or chemistry at HSC level will now actually get the opportunity to study these subjects rather than their "context."
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    Re: New HSC Syllabuses Released Today

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    Re: New HSC Syllabuses Released Today

    Quote Originally Posted by omegadot View Post
    forget anything like the proofs for either Basel's formula or the irrationality of pi and e popping up as nice Question 16 type questions in the HSC Exam.
    One thing which distinguishes NSW exams from those in other states is that there are many examples in NSW of questions combining several topics together and relationships between them to achieve results like the ones you mentioned. This seems to be largely absent in other states exams.

    For this aspect of mathematics to be absent has been described by a former member of the HSC exam committee as "like a literature course without poetry".

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