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NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) Examination Papers 2009

Subject Examination Paper Marking guidelines (what are these?) and sample answers (what are these?) Notes from the Marking Centre
Macedonian Continuers The following HSC Examination paper is not available on this website but may be located on the website listed below. Please note the following link will take you outside the Board of Studies NSW website to a website not maintained by the Board of Studies NSW.
www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vce/studies/lote/macedonian/exams.html
Malay Background Speakers The following HSC Examination paper is not available on this website but may be located on the website listed below. Please note the following link will take you outside the Board of Studies NSW website to a website not maintained by the Board of Studies NSW.
www.ssabsa.sa.edu.au
Maltese Continuers The following HSC Examination paper is not available on this website but may be located on the website listed below. Please note the following link will take you outside the Board of Studies NSW website to a website not maintained by the Board of Studies NSW.
www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vce/studies/lote/maltese/exams.html
Mathematics Examination Paper (PDF – 16 pages – 115 KB) Notes from the Marking Centre (PDF)
Mathematics Extension 1 Examination Paper (PDF – 12 pages – 102 KB) Notes from the Marking Centre (PDF)
Mathematics Extension 2 Examination Paper (PDF – 16 pages – 135 KB) Notes from the Marking Centre (PDF – 11 pages – 967 KB)
Mathematics (General) Examination Paper (PDF – 26 pages – 176 KB) Notes from the Marking Centre (PDF – 11 pages – 209 KB)
Metal and Engineering

Examination Paper (PDF – 20 pages – 209 KB)

2010 Sample Questions for VET Examinations

Notes from the Marking Centre
Modern Greek Beginners Examination Paper (PDF – 29 pages – 184 KB) Notes from the Marking Centre
Modern Greek Continuers Examination Paper (PDF – 23 pages – 172 KB)
Modern Greek Extension Examination Paper (PDF – 14 pages – 94 KB)
Modern Hebrew Continuers Examination Paper (PDF – 28 pages – 216 KB) Notes from the Marking Centre
Modern History

Examination Paper (PDF – 18 pages – 266 KB)

2010 Specimen Section I Modern History

Notes from the Marking Centre
Music 1 Examination Paper (PDF – 20 pages – 74 KB) Notes from the Marking Centre
Music 2 Examination Paper (PDF – 46 pages – 2.9 MB)
Persian Background Speakers The following HSC Examination paper is not available on this website but may be located on the website listed below. Please note the following link will take you outside the Board of Studies NSW website to a website not maintained by the Board of Studies NSW.
Persian (background speakers) - South Australian Certificate of Education
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Examination Paper (PDF – 18 pages – 168 KB)

2010 Sample Examination Questions Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Notes from the Marking Centre
Physics Examination Paper (PDF – 38 pages – 422 KB) Notes from the Marking Centre
Polish Continuers The following HSC Examination paper is not available on this website but may be located on the website listed below. Please note the following link will take you outside the Board of Studies NSW website to a website not maintained by the Board of Studies NSW.
Polish (continuers) - South Australian Certificate of Education
Primary Industries Examination Paper (PDF – 20 pages – 246 KB) Notes from the Marking Centre

Marking guidelines

Marking guidelines are developed by the examination committee, and are used at the marking centre in marking student responses. For each question, the marking guidelines are contained in a table showing the criteria associated with each mark or mark range. The information in the marking guidelines is further supplemented as required by the Supervisor of Marking and the senior markers at the marking centre.

A copy of the Mapping Grid, which maps each question in the examination to course outcomes and content as detailed in the syllabus, is also included.

Sample Answers

For some examinations (and some questions), the examination committee develops ‘Sample Answers’ or ‘Answers may include’. The committee does this:

  1. as part of the development of the examination paper to ensure that the questions will effectively assess students’ knowledge and skills, and
  2. in order to provide some advice to the Supervisor of Marking about the nature and scope of the responses expected of students.

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