HSC for parents... and for students
HSC: for parents…
Are you the parent of an HSC student and want to know more about your child’s studies?
“NSW HSC online is a great source of information not just for students and teachers, but also for parents,” said Carol Taylor, chief executive of the Board of Studies NSW.
"The parents' page provides information on supporting your child through their exams, HSC assessment procedures, reporting of HSC results, and options beyond the HSC.
"Information is also available in a number of community languages, including Arabic, Chinese, and Turkish,” Ms Taylor said.
NSW HSC Online is developed by Charles Sturt University and is one of the Board’s partner websites. Its web address is http://hsc.csu.edu.au and the parents' page can be found at http://hsc.csu.edu.au/for_parents.
The HSC written exams start on Monday 17 October and conclude Friday 11 November.
… and HSC: for students
Here's some last minute tips from the Board of Studies NSW for students sitting for this year's written HSC exams:
-make sure you have your personal exam timetable. Log onto Students Online http://studentsonline.bos.nsw.edu.au
- check what you can take into the exam room. Water is permitted, but not mobile devices such as phones, MP3 players, and electronic dictionaries. See the Board's website for a comprehensive equipment checklist http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/hsc_exams/equipment-checklist.html
- use the content and outcomes for each syllabus to see if you have covered everything you need to learn. They are online at http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc.
- take advantage of the exam papers, marking guidelines, and sample answers from the 2010 HSC. They can be found at http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/hsc_exams/hsc2010exams
- be proud that you've already completed at least fifty per cent of your HSC assessment through class-based assignments, and performance and project exams.