Essential Educational Resources for Australian Teachers and Students
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2013 HSC written examination timetable
The 2013 HSC written exam period is from Monday, 14 October to Wednesday, 6 November 2013. View the full 2013 Higher School Certificate written examination timetable on Students Online.
HSC students can activate their Students Online account now and view their personal HSC details including their personal exam timetable.
Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sit for the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests in May each year. The assessments are an opportunity for students to demonstrate what they know and can do.
In 2013 the NAPLAN test dates are 14 – 16 May. Read more about NAPLAN.
Program directly from the new NSW K–10 syllabuses
Select outcomes and content from the new NSW K–10 syllabuses for the Australian curriculum to create scope and sequences and units instantly, using the Board’s new online programming tool Program Builder.
Primary and secondary teachers are invited to sign in and start using Program Builder now.
NSW syllabuses for the Australian curriculum
Access the new NSW K–10 syllabuses for English, Mathematics, Science and History, incorporating Australian curriculum content, digitally on the NSW syllabuses for the Australian curriculum website. The site allows quick and easy navigation of the syllabuses and a range of support materials anytime, anywhere on a variety of devices.
For information about implementation of the new syllabuses in NSW, read the Memorandum to Principals Official Notice.
HSC results 2012
Well done to all the students who achieved a place in the following merit lists:
See photographs and the video of the First-in-Course ceremony with the Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli, presenting certificates to students.
K-6 English Special Needs Resource
An online resource designed to help primary teachers and special educators use the English K–6 Syllabus to create learning experiences that enable students to demonstrate achievement in the English Key Learning Area and with aspects of communication. Read more
NSW Record of School Achievement
The RoSA is the new credential for students who leave school after Year 10 and before they receive their HSC. Read more
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The Assessment Certification Examination (ACE) website provides up-to-date information on the Board of Studies NSW policies on the HSC.
HSC study resources are now available to buy online.
Workbooks with real exam questions from the 2011 and 2010 HSC exam papers in Business Studies, English Standard and Advanced, General Mathematics, Legal Studies, Economics, Hospitality, PDHPE, Biology, Mathematics and Physics are now available to buy.
Applications to mark the 2013 HSC examinations are now open. Applications close Tuesday, 2 April 2013.
Registered markers can apply using their user ID and password on Markers Online.
New applicants will need to be registered before applying. The registration form can be found on the home page of Markers Online.
HSC–University Pathways for Talented Students
Talented students who have completed an HSC course early or who have demonstrated outstanding academic ability in another way can apply to begin their university studies and fast-track their first university degrees. Courses available for 2013 can be accessed under HSC–University Pathways for Talented Students.
Assessment Resource Centre
Teachers and parents – Student work samples in the Assessment Resource Centre will assist teachers in reporting student achievement using grades A to E. Samples that illustrate the standards at each grade are available for Stages 1 to 5. New samples have recently been added. Also available Reporting using Grades FAQs (PDF) and Standards-based assessing and reporting (PowerPoint).
- NSW syllabuses for the Australian curriculum
- Program Builder
- School Registration (RANGS)
- Assessment Resource Centre (ARC)
- Assessment Certification Examination (ACE)
- HSC: All My Own Work
- BOS NSW News
- K–6 Educational Resources
- Aboriginal Education
- eBOS Online Services
- Schools Online (Administration)
- Students Online
- Markers Online
- VCS Online
- RTOs Online
- Authorities Online
- HSC Results Online
- BOS NSW Shop Online
- Schools Online
- Partner websites
- NSW HSC Online
- Sydney Harbour Bridge
- Making Multicultural Australia
- Commemoration: Australia’s wartime heritage
- Gallipoli and the Anzacs
- Australia’s War 1939–1945
- The Kokoda Track
- Anzac Day
- Australia and the Vietnam War
- Australians on the Western Front 1914–1918
- Australian involvement in SE Asia Conflicts
- Teaching Heritage
- Australian Music Examinations Board NSW (AMEB NSW)
- Australasian Curriculum, Assessment and Certification Authorities (ACACA)
- Teacher Housing Authority (THA)
- Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG)
- BOS NSW Web directory
- Links to Educational sites
- Secure Zone