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Year 10 Half-Yearly Examinations and HSC Minimum Standards Testing

Exam multiple choice

Please find in the link below, the half-yearly examination timetable for Year 10 that was sent to the students at the beginning of Week 3.  

>>> Click here to view the YEAR 10 Semester 1 2022 Exam Timetable.

You will note that students have Minimum Standards Tests scheduled towards the end of the examination period. Since 2020, students in NSW have needed to meet a minimum standard of literacy and numeracy to receive the Higher School Certificate.

Students will have many chances to meet the HSC minimum standard from Year 10 until a few years after completing Year 12, but their Higher School Certificate will not be awarded until the minimum standards have been met.

Students will demonstrate they have achieved the minimum standards by completing three online tests to a Level 3 standard. These online tests are 45-minutes long each, and include: 

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

The first opportunity for Year 10 to complete these tests will be held during Term 2, Week 6 at Waverley College, towards the end of the half-yearly examination period. The dates are outlined on the examination schedule.

Feedback of student results will be provided as soon as it becomes available, usually within two weeks.

For further information, please see the HSC Minimum Standard Information on the NESA website, which can also be viewed in the link below.

>>> Click here to view the HSC Minimum Standard Information.

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


Mr Chris Soden

Assistant Director of Curriculum