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From the Director of Curriculum, Ms Lynsey Porter – Minimum Standards Testing

(Acting) Deputy Principal, Teaching & Learning, Ms Lynsey Porter

(Acting) Deputy Principal, Teaching & Learning, Ms Lynsey Porter

From 2020, students in NSW will need to meet a minimum standard of literacy and numeracy to receive the Higher School Certificate.

Students will have a number of opportunities to meet the HSC minimum standard from Year 10 until a few years after completing their Higher School Certificate. 

Students will demonstrate they have achieved the minimum standards by completing three online tests. These online tests are 45-minutes long each, and may include:

  •  a multiple choice test for reading;
  • a multiple choice test for numeracy;
  • a test for writing based on a written or visual prompt.

For students who did not sit the tests in the first opportunity earlier this year, there will be a re-sit towards the Yearly Examination period. 

A separate communication will be sent to students, however students must bring a fully-charged laptop and a pen to the testing.

For further information, please see the HSC Minimum Standard Information on the NESA website by clicking on the button below.

HSC Minimum Standard Information

If you have any queries, please contact Ms Lynsey Porter, Director of Curriculum.