8 August, 2021
HSC pushed back
HSC exams have been pushed back by one week.
HSC students across the state will be given more time to work on their major projects and to prepare for exams due to the impact of the current COVID-19 lockdown.
The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) will:
• Extend the hand in date for all major projects by two weeks. The hand-in date for Industrial Technology has been extended by four weeks,
• Reschedule Drama performance exams to run from September 6-17,
• Music performance exam continue as scheduled, running from August 30 to September 10,
• Reschedule the written exams to begin one week later on October 19 with HSC results released on December 17.
Committee chair, Professor Peter Shergold, said students could still receive their results, ATAR and university offers this year despite written exams being delayed by a week.
“We know students want certainty about their exams, our priority is to limit disruption to HSC students.
“Our aim is to give students as much clarity as possible so they can focus on their studies, their goals and their personal wellbeing.”