- Subject selection
- Key dates and exam timetables
- 2017 HSC written exam timetable
- Exam advice and resources
- Rules and processes
- HSC: All My Own Work
- 1. Scholarship Principles and Practices
- 2. Acknowledging Sources
- 3. Plagiarism
- 4. Copyright
- 5. Working with others
- Disability provisions
- Results and certificates
HSC – Disability Provisions – Frequency and Description of Approved Provisions
- Published April 2016
Approved for students who require assistance in negotiating the examination, for example, an aide to turn pages or prompt student with an obsessive condition to move to the next question.
Approved for students who have a medical need for regular nutrition.
|Black & white paper||13||22||17||23||
Approved for students with colour blindness who cannot interpret the colour material in Geography or Visual Arts.
|Coloured lenses / overlay||10||4||171||167||
Approved for students who need coloured filters to address glare or print distortion
Approved for students with diabetes who need to check their blood glucose level and possibly take remedial action.
Approved for students who have a medical reason for regular hydration, or who require a drink such as glucose or electrolytes. Note: all students may take water in a clear container into the examinations.
Approved for performance examinations where the examiner may mistake a pre-existing condition (such as a stutter) for performance anxiety.
Approved for students with demonstrated vision or cognitive disability or very limited reading ability. Additional five minutes per half hour. See also reader or extra time.
|Extra time - work or rest||15||24||16||15||
Approved for students who require both extra time and rest breaks, but not cumulatively. Additional five minutes per half hour.
|Extra time to type||5||6||4||4||
Approved for students granted a computer with a very slow demonstrated typing speed; conditions such as cerebral palsy.
|Extra time to write||700||444||411||368||
Approved for students with demonstrated slow writing speed on extended responses. Additional 2.5 minutes per half hour.
Approved for recent mothers who need to feed their baby regularly. This is not a disability but uses the provision application process.
|Heat or ice pack*||76||103||102||125||
Approved for students with shown to be alleviated by this provision.
|Hospital or alternative venue||56||55||68||91||
Approved for students currently in hospital, or unable to attend a school due to medical or psychological conditions.
Advised to students with an irregular condition such as migraine that is better supported by an illness/misadventure appeal should it occur during an exam.
|Individual audio CD||12||15||8||2||
Approved for students who have a hearing disability which affects their access to a listening examination in the examination centre.
Approved for students with hearing or attention disabilities who may not hear general announcements.
Approved for students who are unable to sit with other students, generally for reasons such as anxiety or vocal tics.
Approved for students with a medical need to take prescribed medication at regular intervals.
|Modified examination paper||259||291||149||177||
Approved for students with a demonstrated need for modified examination papers such as enlarged print, a split paper or inability to use mathematical instruments.
|Oral and/or Sign interpreter||45||34||30||27||
Approved for students who communicate by lip reading and/or signing.
|Permission to move||45||89||119||176||
Approved for students with chronic pain or concentration disability that prevents sitting for an extended period.
Approved for students with a demonstrated handwriting disability and for whom no other provision (rest, extra time or writer) is shown to be effective.
Approved for students with low reading ability, as demonstrated on an accepted reading test.
|Reader OR extra time||446||529||583||
Approved for students with very low reading ability who may elect at each examination to use a reader OR extra time
Approved for students with a condition such as cystic fibrosis, chronic fatigue or sleep apnea who are unable to sit an examination at the scheduled time.
Approved for students with demonstrated pain, anxiety disorder or concentration issues who have difficulty completing the examination without a break. Provided as five minutes per half hour without access to examination paper or responses.
Approved for students requiring special furniture such as a tilted desk, padded chair or footrest.
Approved for students with vision disability who have problems with fluorescent or artificial lighting.
Approved for students with a moderate to profound hearing loss.
Approved for students with an infection or chronic condition that requires frequent or extended visits to the toilet.
Approved for students with hyperhydrosis who need to dry their hands frequently.
Approved for students who require particular seating, for example students with a hearing or vision disability which requires sitting at the front, or students needing to sit near a window or exit.
Approved for students who require a controlled temperature range.
Approved for students who require magnification or other vision assistance.
Approved for students unable to write (fracture or sprain), persistent pain when writing, illegible writing or poor spelling. Includes additional five minutes per half hour to compensate for dictation.
|Various other provisions||69||69||79||80||
Provisions approved for a very small number of students, for example, brailler, audio headphones* or talking calculator.
* Provision approved by the principal under delegation from NESA
Please note that students may be approved more than one provision, for example a reader and a writer.