St Marys Senior High School students during the first day of the HSC exams. Picture: Jonathan Ng
St Marys Senior High School students during the first day of the HSC exams. Picture: Jonathan Ng

HSC timetable released with slight delay to exam dates

UPDATE 12.55pm: THE Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) has revealed a new timetable for ATAR results to be published later this year.

The changes come after the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) confirmed changes to the HSC timetable and HSC results release.

ATARs will now be released at 9am on Friday, December 18.

The deadline for changing preferences for December Round 2, when most offers are made, will now be midnight on Saturday, December 19.

December Round 2 offers released will be released at 7.30am on Wednesday, December 23.

No other dates in 2020 have been changed and offers for Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS) will still be released on 12 November.

READ: Teacher's tips for HSC students dealing with pandemic

The timing of offers in January 2021 may change to accommodate results from other states; this will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Information about the release of the ACT ATAR will be available from the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies's website http://www.bsss.act.edu.au/.

Changes to offer release dates for international students and more information can be found on UAC's website, uac.edu.au.

 

Original story: THE Higher School Certificate written exam timetable for the 75,000 NSW students sitting the exams this year has been released.

NESA chief executive officer Paul Martin said the timetable would provide the certainty that students, teachers and parents had been looking for on the HSC.

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"Students have known that the HSC would be going ahead and this timetable provides the certainty many have been seeking about when their exams will take place," Mr Martin said.

"This timetable starts five days later giving students some extra time at school after the spring holiday period while keeping to the original time frame for releasing results.

"I want to reassure parents and students that the exams will be conducted in line with the expert health advice at the time of the exams, which are still five months away."

NSW schools are supporting the return of HSC students to the classroom from this week with HSC students receiving on average three to four days at school each week.

"I trust that now students have a definitive plan and timing for the exams that they can focus on achieving their best as they return to school," Mr Martin said.

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The 120 written exams will start with English on October 20 and 51 oral language exams will start on August 15.

Students will receive their HSC results on December 18.

All HSC students can access their personalised exam timetables via their Students Online account from 10am today.

The 2020 HSC written exam timetable will also be available on the NESA website from 10am.

For more information visit educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/covid-19-advice or contact the NESA COVID-19 support team on 1300 138 323 and covid19support@nesa.nsw.edu.au



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