Years of school down to HSC result
EXPERIENCED high school teachers in Coffs Harbour are busily working their way through HSC papers.
The local exam markers are among 7000 teachers appointed by the NSW Board of Studies to determine HSC results.
This year, about 25 per cent of test responses are marked online, as part of the government’s plans to increase the use of computers and technology in exams.
The Board of Studies says students’ exam papers are being distributed to markers via a secured internet site.
“Approximately six million sheets of paper are being scanned as part of the 2010 HSC marking operation,” the Board of Studies said.
“Several million individual marks are processed to produce students’ examination marks in each course.
“The HSC mark is the average of the examination mark and the school assessment mark and each student’s performance is measured against consistent academic standards to create a fair and easily understood result.”
HSC written exams have now finished.
English, history, mathematics, business studies, economics, and chemistry are all out of the way now.
Biology exams were held yesterday and the HSC will officially finish on Wednesday following the visual arts exam.
John Paul College student Kelly Delang was happy to have completed her exams yesterday.
“It’s been three long weeks, the study has been hectic, so it’s good it’s all over now,” Kelly said.
HSC results will be available to students via the internet, SMS text and telephone on December 15.
The following day HSC results summaries and ATAR rankings will be delivered by mail.
Formal HSC student credentials will be delivered by mail on January 11.