NESA Consultations Regarding Draft HSC Exam Specifications

Consultation on draft HSC Examination Specifications has begun for new Stage 6 English, Mathematics Standard*, Science and History courses.

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) has developed a range of proposals for examination specifications, which are designed with the intention to reduce predictability and pre-prepared responses, and to focus on students’ application of knowledge, understanding and skills.

Feedback about the draft examination specifications can be provided through online surveys and written submissions directly to NESA. Please click on the link below:

The AIS is also gathering information from teachers in independent schools to help inform our submission to NESA. To provide feedback please email the relevant AIS consultant listed below:

Carlo Tuttocuore (History)

Karen Stapleton (English)

Deb de Ridder (Science, Maths)

Consultation closes Monday 12 June 2017.

The final HSC Examination Specifications will be published in Term 3, 2017 with materials including sample examination questions, sample answers, marking guidelines and Performance Band Descriptions.

The new syllabuses will be examined for the first time in 2019.

*Note: Consultation on draft HSC Examination Specifications for Mathematics Advanced, Mathematics Extension 1 and Mathematics Extension 2 will occur following the release of the syllabuses. HSC examinations in these three Mathematics courses will not occur until 2020.

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