Secondary – Academic

Year 9 and 10 Students
Good luck to the Year 9 and 10 students beginning their assessment blocks next week. Please continue to discuss revision strategies and plans with teachers and parents. All students will be in supervised study sessions when they are not in an assessment activity.

Year 11 Students – Disability Provisions for the HSC Examinations
NESA has a program to help students with practical support in their Higher School Certificate examinations. Disability provisions in the HSC are practical arrangements designed to help students who couldn’t otherwise make a fair attempt to show what they know in an exam room.

The provisions granted are solely determined by how the student’s exam performance is affected. Provisions may include braille papers, large-print papers, use of a reader and/or writer, extra time or rest breaks.

It is not embarrassing to apply for or use provisions. More than 7000 HSC students apply for provisions each year. Provisions help students to show the markers what they know and can do.

To apply for provisions, the school submits an online application to the Board of Studies. This application tells us which provisions the student is requesting and includes recent evidence. Evidence may include medical reports, reading results, spelling results, writing samples and teacher comments.

For more information see “HSC Disability Provisions Guide for Teachers and Parents”

Tani Lloyd
Deputy Principal