The Higher School Certificate (HSC) is the highest educational award in New South Wales schools. It is awarded to students who successfully complete Years 11 and 12 in New South Wales. The HSC is an internationally recognised credential that provides a foundation for students entering tertiary study, vocational training or employment.
In this section you will find information about:
- The HSC in a nutshell.
- How HSC assessment works.
- HSC exams including past papers, calculators approved for use in the exams, what happens if a student is unable to attend an exam and how the exams are marked.
- How HSC results are determined and what they mean.
- Practical arrangements that make it possible for students with permanent or temporary disabilities to undertake the HSC exam.
- How to obtain a replacement copy of exam results and certificates for the HSC, the School Certificate, the Record of School Achievement, the Year 11 Record of Achievement, the Leaving Certificate, the Intermediate Certificate as well as a TES or TER.
- How to obtain a Statement of Equivalence for secondary education qualifications from other Australian states and territories or other countries.
- Statistics for the latest HSC exams including merit lists.