About BOSTES Shop

Operated by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW


The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) is an independent statutory authority responsible for school curriculum, assessment, teaching and regulatory standards in NSW schools. BOSTES has developed the new K–10 syllabuses being phased in across NSW and is also responsible for developing and managing the Higher School Certificate.


The BOSTES Shop is the commercial publishing arm of BOSTES and the official supplier of published NSW syllabuses, handbooks of exceptional student work, HSC exam workbooks as well as additional quality educational resources for teachers, students and parents.


Buy the professionally printed and bound versions of the current NSW Syllabuses. PDF files of most of the K–10 syllabuses are available to download and print from the BOSTES main website.


Handbooks of exceptional student work include:

  • Young Writers Showcase, a broad selection of the highest-scoring major works presented by students in the English Extension 2 course in each HSC year
  • ENCORE, a CD of an exciting and diverse annual concert of outstanding performances and compositions by HSC Music students
  • ARTEXPRESS, a full-colour catalogue of HSC artworks that are exhibited at the Art Gallery of NSW and various other regional galleries.


Exam workbooks consist of the previous year’s exam papers, marking guidelines and reproductions of top-scoring, handwritten student scripts and marker comments.


Quality educational resources available include guides for parents to help their children learn grammar, to read, write and do mathematics.


A database of NSW schools can be purchased from BOSTES, subject to approval. It can be broken down into Secondary, Primary, Government, Non-government and Subject. Please Contact the BOSTES Shop team and indicate which list(s) you require, including a description of what you are using the list for, and we will advise you of the prices. The list will be emailed to you once payment has been received.


Contact the BOSTES Shop team for more information or start browsing our range of products.