Year 11 Students
As I’m sure all Year 11 students and parents are aware of the rules around achieving the HSC have changed for your year group.
Students in Year 11 are now required to show a minimum standard of literacy and numeracy to receive the Higher School Certificate (HSC) from 2020. To check that students have the basics right, they need to have achieved a set level in their Year 9 NAPLAN tests (2017) or sit short online tests of reading, writing, and maths for everyday life. Many Students have achieved the required level of minimum standards in either their Year 9 NAPLAN tests, or will have passed the online testing in Year 10 at their previous schools.
Newman College will be using the upcoming exam week as an opportunity for students to sit these test if they require them.
If students pass these online tests of basic reading, writing and numeracy skills they will show they have met the HSC minimum standard and therefore be eligible to receive their HSC in 2020.
On Monday 27 May 2019 students, that are still required to sit these tests, will be sent an email outlining what test/s they still require. Students can then nominate a time during the exam week to attempt these tests via a link in the email. It is important for students and parents to realise that the tests are not compulsory and students can elect to sit them at a later stage if they do not feel prepared. Students have two chances a year to pass each of the tests from Year 10 until a few years after the HSC.
Students involved in this testing will all be given access to a practice test that they can complete prior to the exam week.
I have included a flyer produced by NESA that outlines the HSC Minimum Standards further.
HSC MINIMUM STANDARDS FLYER
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