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NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) Examination Papers 2010

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Subject Examination Paper Marking guidelines (what are these?) and sample answers (what are these?) Notes from the Marking Centre
Aboriginal Studies Notes from the Marking Centre
Agriculture Notes from the Marking Centre
Ancient History Notes from the Marking Centre
Arabic Beginners Notes from the Marking Centre
Arabic Continuers
Arabic Extension
Armenian Continuers

Notes from the Marking Centre

Automotive Notes from the Marking Centre
Biology Notes from the Marking Centre
Business Services Notes from the Marking Centre
Business Studies Notes from the Marking Centre
Chemistry Notes from the Marking Centre
Chinese Background Speakers Notes from the Marking Centre
Chinese Beginners Notes from the Marking Centre
Chinese Continuers
Chinese Extension
Classical Greek Continuers Notes from the Marking Centre
Classical Greek Extension
Classical Hebrew Continuers Notes from the Marking Centre
Classical Hebrew Extension
Community and Family Studies Notes from the Marking Centre
Construction Notes from the Marking Centre
Croatian Continuers Notes from the Marking Centre
Dance Notes from the Marking Centre
Design and Technology Notes from the Marking Centre
Drama Notes from the Marking Centre
Dutch 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 Sudies NSW.
Dutch – Exams and Exam Assessment Reports – Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
Earth and Environmental Science Notes from the Marking Centre
Economics Notes from the Marking Centre
Electrotechnology Notes from the Marking Centre
Engineering Studies Notes from the Marking Centre
English (Standard) Notes from the Marking Centre
English (Advanced)
English (ESL) Notes from the Marking Centre
English Extension 1 Notes from the Marking Centre
English Extension 2 NO EXAM PAPER Notes from the Marking Centre
Entertainment Industry Notes from the Marking Centre
Filipino Continuers Notes from the Marking Centre
Food Technology Notes from the Marking Centre
French Beginners Notes from the Marking Centre
French Continuers
French Extension
General Mathematics Notes from the Marking Centre (PDF)
Geography Notes from the Marking Centre
German Beginners Notes from the Marking Centre
German Continuers
German Extension
Hindi 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.
Hindi – Exams and Exam Assessment Reports – Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
History Extension Notes from the Marking Centre
Hospitality Notes from the Marking Centre
Hungarian 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.
Hungarian (continuers) – South Australian Certificate of Education
Indonesian Background Speakers Notes from the Marking Centre
Indonesian Beginners Notes from the Marking Centre
Indonesian Continuers
Indonesian Extension
Industrial Technology – Automotive Technologies Notes from the Marking Centre
Industrial Technology – Electronics Technologies
Industrial Technology – Graphics Technologies
Industrial Technology – Metal and Engineering Industries
Industrial Technology – Multimedia Technologies
Industrial Technology – Timber Products and Furniture Technologies
Information Processes and Technology Notes from the Marking Centre
Information Technology Notes from the Marking Centre
Italian Beginners Notes from the Marking Centre
Italian Continuers
Italian Extension
Japanese Background Speakers Notes from the Marking Centre
Japanese Beginners
Japanese Continuers
Japanese Extension
Khmer 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.
Khmer (continuers) – South Australian Certificate of Education
Korean Background Speakers Notes from the Marking Centre
Korean Continuers Not yet available
Latin Continuers Notes from the Marking Centre
Latin Extension
Legal Studies 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.
Macedonian – Exams and Assessment Reports – Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
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.
Malay (background speakers) – South Australian Certificate of Education
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.
Maltese – Exams and Exam Assessment Reports – Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
Mathematics Notes from the Marking Centre (PDF)
Mathematics Extension 1 Notes from the Marking Centre (PDF)
Mathematics Extension 2 Notes from the Marking Centre (PDF)
Mathematics (General) See General Mathematics
Metal and Engineering Notes from the Marking Centre
Modern Greek Beginners Notes from the Marking Centre
Modern Greek Continuers
Modern Greek Extension
Modern Hebrew Continuers

Notes from the Marking Centre

Modern History Notes from the Marking Centre
Music 1 Notes from the Marking Centre
Music 2
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 Notes from the Marking Centre
Philosophy N/A N/A
Physics Notes from the Marking Centre
Primary Industries Notes from the Marking Centre
Retail Services Notes from the Marking Centre
Russian 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.
Russian (background speakers) - South Australian Certificate of Education
Senior Science Notes from the Marking Centre
Serbian Continuers

Notes from the Marking Centre

Society and Culture Notes from the Marking Centre
Software Design and Development Notes from the Marking Centre
Spanish Beginners Notes from the Marking Centre
Spanish Continuers
Spanish Extension
Studies of Religion I Notes from the Marking Centre
Studies of Religion II Examination Paper (PDF)
Swedish Continuers Notes from the Marking Centre
Tamil 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.
Tamil - Exams and Exam Assessment Reports – Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
Textiles and Design Notes from the Marking Centre
Tourism and Events Notes from the Marking Centre
Ukrainian Continuers

Notes from the Marking Centre

Vietnamese Continuers

Notes from the Marking Centre

Visual Arts 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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