NESA, in conjunction with ReachOut Australia, have launched a campaign to provide further advice about the changes that have been made to this year’s exams to keep everyone safe, as well as resources for managing stress and tips for keeping active while preparing for exams.
Check out their website for more details and follow #StayHealthyHSC and #2020HSC for regular news and updates.
HSC 2020 Timetable has just been released.
Check out NESA links for:
Latest announcement about HSC 2020:
HSC Key Dates and Exam Timetables:
HSC exams delayed 5 days to give students extra time with teachers. Written HSC exams had been due to commence on October 15 but will now begin on October 20, while oral language exams have been delayed by a week to August 15, says NSW Education Standards Authority.
Read the news article here: https://www.smh.com.au/national/hsc-exams-to-be-delayed-for-five-days-with-results-before-christmas-20200514-p54t38.html
Read the most up to date announcement from NSW Education Standards Authority here: https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/covid-19/coronavirus-advice/hsc
The Higher School Certificate (HSC) exams are going ahead in 2020.
NESA will release the HSC written exam timetable by 15 May (Week 3, Term 2).
Students will receive their HSC results in mid-December.
For the full media release: https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/about/news/media-releases/media-release-detail/hsc-exams-go-ahead-in-2020
The Australian National University (ANU) will admit domestic undergraduate students for 2021 on the basis of their Year 11 results, giving thousands of school-leavers greater certainty in uncertain times.
Students are able to apply to ANU undergraduate programs based on their Year 11 results from now until 25 May, with offers made in August.
The change to admissions is in response to the major disruption to Year 12 students' studies caused by COVID-19, and means students won't need to rely on their 2020 results to qualify to study at ANU next year. The University is encouraging students to apply during their April school holidays.
Read the full announcement here: https://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/anu-to-make-2021-offers-based-on-year-11-results
Find out how to apply here: https://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/information-for-prospective-students
Federal Education Minister confirms that all Year 12 students will graduate with an ATAR IN 2020 despite coronavirus disruptions. All education ministers met today through Education Council and agreed that Year 12 students will get a leaving certificate for 2020. There will be no Year 13. There will be no mass repeating of Year 12.
Read the media release here: https://ministers.dese.gov.au/tehan/message-year-12-students
Federal & State Education Ministers will meet on Tuesday to discuss options for HSC 2020.
For up to date advice about the 2020 HSC visit the NESA COVID-19 advice page: https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/about/news/novel-coronavirus
NESA have established a COVID-19 support team. You can contact them directly :
Call: 1300 138 323
NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) announced key decisions today on HSC 2020 to protect the health and safety of students, teachers and parents during this challenging time.
Effective immediately, NESA has agreed to:
The Committee will meet next week to provide advice on major projects for Visual Arts, Design and Technology, Industrial Technology, Textiles and Design, English Ext 2 and Society and Culture.
Read the media release here: HSC Changes Protect Health and Safety of Students
UPDATE: HSC 2020 is going ahead, as confirmed by NESA today. Chair of the NESA said he had 3 important messages for HSC students:
Effective immediately the Board is giving principals or system authorities the power to make decisions about the number and weighting of HSC formal assessment tasks for their school in 2020. The Board affirms its complete trust in principals and teachers.