HSC Minimum Standards Testing

Key Points

  • Year 10 students are participating in HSC Minimum Standards testing on Thursday 25 November (Week 8)
  • To assist our students in preparing for these tests, Year 10 have undergone practice tests throughout remote learning as well as a final practice through the Department’s online platform this week.
  • This ensures strong preparation and foundation for their senior studies to begin on a successful pathway next year.

The HSC Minimum Standards are a literacy and numeracy benchmark that qualify students for a Higher School Certificate. Since their introduction a number of years ago, we have worked with our Year 10 students to prepare them and support them in working through these assessments as part of their preparation for their senior studies.

To familiarise our students with these assessments, our English and Mathematics faculties developed a program of regular literacy and numeracy testing that enables our students to gain experience with the style of questions assessed as well as the online testing environment prior to sitting the tests. Our program also provides our teachers and students with immediate feedback on each of our students reading, writing and numeracy skills to ensure we can best support them in obtaining the HSC minimum standard as seamlessly as possible.

Remote learning did not deter this program either, with our current Year 10 students undertaking the practice tests regularly through their remote learning packages. Today, they also engaged in the official practice tests through the NESA locked down platform to really experience what these assessments are like and ensure that any final areas can be tweaked in class over the next week before sitting the assessments on Thursday.

Congratulations to our Year 10 students who so successfully undertook the practice tests today. We know you will do your very best next week!

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