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Consultation on draft HSC Examination 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. These proposals address the Stronger HSC Standards reforms to redesign examinations to reduce predictability and pre-prepared responses, and to focus on students’ application of knowledge, understanding and skills.

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.

Feedback about the draft examination specifications can be provided through online surveys and written submissions. There is one online survey for each KLA. Survey statements provide a summary of the survey questions and may be used for group discussion prior to completing a survey or providing a written submission. Consultation closes Monday 12 June 2017.

The online surveys and survey statements are available in the table below:

Online survey

Survey statements

Written submissions

English survey

English survey statements (PDF)

Louise Ward
Inspector, English and Literacy
NSW Education Standards Authority
GPO Box 5300
Sydney NSW 2001

louise.ward@nesa.nsw.edu.au

Mathematics Standard survey

Mathematics Standard survey statements (PDF)

Anna Wethereld
Inspector, Mathematics and Numeracy
NSW Education Standards Authority
GPO Box 5300
Sydney NSW 2001

anna.wethereld@nesa.nsw.edu.au

Science survey

Science survey statements (PDF)

Mr Kerry Sheehan
Inspector, Science
NSW Education Standards Authority
GPO Box 5300
Sydney NSW 2001

kerry.sheehan@nesa.nsw.edu.au

History survey

History survey statements (PDF)

Darren Tayler
Inspector, HSIE
NSW Education Standards Authority
GPO Box 5300
Sydney NSW 2001

darren.tayler@nesa.nsw.edu.au


Consultation on draft HSC Examination Specifications for Mathematics Advanced, Mathematics Extension 1 and Mathematics Extension 2 will occur following the release of the syllabuses. These courses will be examined for the first time in 2020.

For additional information, please contact:

Lauren Wood
Senior Education Officer, Assessment
lauren.wood@nesa.nsw.edu.au
(02) 9367 8034

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