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Information regarding the HSC examination in Senior Science from 2010

Decisions made by the Board of Studies in December 2008 have resulted in changes to some HSC examinations in 2010 and beyond.

In the Senior Science HSC examination in 2010 and beyond:

  • there will be objective response questions to the value of 20 marks in Section I Part A, rather than to the value of 15 marks as in past years
  • Section I Part B will be worth 55 marks rather than 60 marks
  • Section II will remain the same.

Questions in the 2010 Senior Science HSC examination will contain the same range of item types as in the past, and the objectives, outcomes and content of this course have not changed. Working through past HSC examinations would be a valuable part of a student’s preparation program for the 2010 HSC examination in this course. The nature, format and particular emphasis of questions may change from year to year. It is important that students read and respond to the questions in examinations rather than prepare a response to a preconceived idea of what the question will entail.

A sample cover page for the 2010 Senior Science HSC examination has been prepared to help illustrate the structure of the examination and the recommended time for each Section.

More details about the examination, and information about assessment components and weightings are in Assessment and Reporting in Senior Science Stage 6 (PDF 203KB).

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