How your HSC works
- Image: Hannah James, Bowral High School, (detail) ARTEXPRESS, HSC 2007
Step 4 – Your school assessment marks
While the Board’s exam preparation and system checks are underway, you are busy at school, working on the assessments that contribute 50 per cent of your final HSC mark. Read more about the Board’s guidelines for schools on assessment tasks.
Late in Term 3 of your HSC year, your school gathers everyone’s assessment marks for every subject, checks them carefully then sends them to the Board. They will use a secure, internet-based connection to the Board’s system, called Schools Online.
In November, after the written exams, you can log in to Students Online to check your assessment ranks. At this point you will see the order you are ranked in your school for each subject and you must tell your school immediately if you think there is something wrong. This is an important quality control to ensure the proper moderation of your school assessment marks (Step 7). You need to log in to Students Online with your Student Number and HSC PIN.
- Honesty in Assessment – the Standard is an overarching statement of requirements concerning students submitting their own work in Higher School Certificate assessment.
- Advice to students – HSC Assessments and Submitted Works. A pamphlet that will assist students in completing their assessments tasks and independent research projects honestly and with confidence.