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Archive – News, guidelines and contacts


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Guidelines for media

Media access at HSC written examinations

While the needs of media will be accommodated wherever possible, the Board's focus is on the wellbeing of HSC candidates and protecting the integrity of the examination process.

Access to students in government schools is subject to the approval of the Media Officer NSW Department of Education and Communities and in non-government schools (Catholic and Independent) via permission from the relevant principal at that school.

Access will only take place after the conclusion of the examination (ie: when all answers have been collected and related administrative tasks are completed to the satisfaction of the Presiding Officer) to minimise disruption.

In most cases media attending examination centres will be able to film/photograph and interview students that will be provided by the school after the examination has ended.

Access to students

Media are asked to respect students travelling to their examinations by not approaching them. Media will not be able to enter any government school grounds without showing evidence of prior permission from the Department of Education and Communities.

Access to non-government schools (Catholic Education Office and Association of Independent Schools) will only be possible if the media has been granted access by the Principal of that school.

HSC Papers

Media can view the format of past HSC papers at any time.

The Board will post a 'Question of the Day' on the News and Media section of the website after the end of the examination on each examination day.

The content of HSC papers is the intellectual property of the Board. There are sections that are subject to copyright and cannot be reproduced. When reproducing questions from papers, media must ensure that they are broadcast/reprinted/reproduced in the exact format in which they appear in the HSC paper.

Your contacts

For further information the Board of Studies Media Contact is:

Julie-Anne Scott, Board of Studies NSW
Phone: +61 2 9367 8308
Mobile: +61 400 998 856
Email: julie-anne.scott@bostes.nsw.edu.au

For information regarding government schools contact:

Maruschka Loupis, NSW Department of Education and Communities
Phone +61 2 9561 1013
Mobile: + 61 0422 005 251
Email: maruschka.loupis@det.nsw.edu.au

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