Success with HSC Minimum Standards

Key points

  • Year 10 students successfully undertake higher school certificate minimum standards testing in literacy and numeracy with outstanding performance.
  • Targeted program jointly conducted by the English and Mathematics faculties are seeing improvements in literacy and numeracy seen across stage 5. 

 

A new requirement for the award of the Higher School Certificate is for students to meet a minimum standard in literacy and numeracy. Students demonstrate this minimum standard through online testing assessing their skills across reading, writing and numeracy. Last term, our Year 10 students sat for their first round of HSC Minimum Standards Testing after testing in Term 2 was postponed, achieving our strongest performance of any year 10 group to date.

Over the last 12 months, our English and Mathematics faculties have been working collaboratively on a targeted program to continuously target, assess and provide feedback on each individual student’s literacy and numeracy skills. Run through our online learning management platforms, students complete online quizzes in reading and numeracy providing immediate feedback to both the students and their teachers about their progress. The data from these quizzes is regularly being used by both faculties to then target those skills that require further development in the classroom. In writing, students have been practicing responding to an online stimulus under timed conditions through their English homework, which is being marked by their English teacher against a common rubric.

Our Year 10 students proactively engaged in this program for four weeks as we returned from remote learning, sitting the Minimum Standards testing at the end of last term. Their progress within the Literacy and Numeracy program showed sound progress throughout the four weeks, culminating with all but a handful of students meeting the minimum standard in all areas of literacy and numeracy. 

For those who did not achieve the minimum standard in this round, they are beginning targeted support lessons run through English and Maths to help build the skills identified that should help them across the line in the next round of testing early Term 4.

 

Minimum standards tests

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  • Year 9 Check-In Assessment
  • Mathematics 8A Task 3:Class Test
  • Mathematics 8G Task 3:Class Test
  • Mathematics 8Y, 8M and 8E Task 3:Class Test
  • English 10G, 10E Task 4:Close Study of Shakespeare Part A - In-Class Essay
  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies 10PASS1 Task 3:Investigation Task - Drugs in Sport
  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies 10PASS3 Task 3:Investigation Task - Drugs in Sport
  • English 10Y, 10M, 10A Task 4:Close Study of Shakespeare Part A - In-Class Essay
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  • Design & Technology Folio Workshop
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  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies 10PASS2 Task 3:Investigation Task - Drugs in Sport
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  • VET Hospitality Cluster C Due
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  • P&C Meeting
  • Visual Arts 10PDM Task 3:Student Film / Animation
  • English 8G, 8Y, 8M, 8E, 8A Task 3:Sustainability Campaign
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 8Y Task 4:Overcoming Adversity Movie Analysis Submit
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 8E Task 4:Overcoming Adversity Movie Analysis Submit
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  • White Card Course
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 8G Task 4:Overcoming Adversity Movie Analysis Submit
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 8A Task 4:Overcoming Adversity Movie Analysis Submit
  • DAT Task 3 Due
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  • 7TEB4 Grow and Thrive Assessment Task Due
  • 8TEB2 Grow and Thrive Assessment Task Due
  • 8TEB1 Fantastic Foods Assessment Task Due
  • 7TEB7 Grow and Thrive Assessment Task Due
  • 8TEB3 Fantastic Foods Assessment Task Due
  • 9FOO Funtiki Assessment Task Due
  • Movie and TV Production Task 3:Industry Quiz
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  • Visual Arts 8ART.7 Task 3:Critical and Historical Study
  • English 8E Task 6:Wide Reading Task
  • English 8Y Task 6:Wide Reading Task
  • English 8G Task 6:Wide Reading Task
  • English 8M Task 6:Wide Reading Task
  • English 8A Task 6:Wide Reading Task
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 8M Task 4:Overcoming Adversity Movie Analysis Submit
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  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Online Formal Assembly
  • Academic Adviser Session
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  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Visual Arts 8ART.1 Task 3:Critical and Historical Study
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  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Visual Arts 10VA Task 4:Body of Work
  • Visual Arts 8ART.2 Task 3:Critical and Historical Study
  • Visual Arts 8ART.7 Task 4:Body of Work
  • Science Task 5:Research Depth Study
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 8Y Task 3:Basketball Practical
  • Visual Arts 8ART6 Task 3:Critical and Historical Study
  • Visual Arts 8ART6 Task 4:Body of Work
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  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Annual Oz Tag Teachers vs Yr 12
  • Food Technology 10 Task 3:Theory Task Due
  • Forensic Archaeology FOR 1 Task 3:Topic test
  • Forensic Archaeology FOR 2 Task 3:Topic test
  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies 10PASS1 Task 4:Movement and Performance - Lacrosse and Soccer
  • 7TEB5 Laser Lights Assessment Task Due
  • 7TEB6 Laser Lights Assessment Task Due
  • 10FOO Snack Founder Assessment Due
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  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Visual Arts 8ART.2 Task 4:Body of Work
  • Visual Arts 8ART6 Task 4:Body of Work
  • Visual Arts 8ART6 Task 4:Body of Work
  • Visual Arts 8ART6 Task 4:Body of Work
  • Year 10 Work Experience
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  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Yr 12 Carnivale
  • Year 10 Work Experience
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  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Yr 12 Graduation Assembly
  • Visual Arts 10PDM Task 4:Photographic Journal / Folio
  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies 10PASS2 &10PASS3 Task 4:Movement and Performance - Lacrosse and Soccer
  • Year 10 Work Experience
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  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Visual Arts 8ART.1 Task 4:Body of Work
  • Year 10 Work Experience
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