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NESA Changes

Some changes that have occured recently to the NSW Education Standards Authority NESA assessment requirements.

Changes to assessment from 2018

School-based assessment requirements for all Stage 6 Board Developed Courses (excluding VET, Life Skills and Content Endorsed Courses) are changing for Year 11 from 2018 and Year 12 2019

Read the background to development of new school-based assessment requirements.

Read important information about new school-based assessment requirements from 2018.

Download a PowerPoint presentation (PPTX 1211KB) explaining the new school-based assessment requirements. 

Changes to HSC Heritage and Background Speaker courses

As of 2017, the names of the HSC Heritage and Background Speaker courses are changing. The new nomenclatures relate to course content rather than the targeted learner group as was previously the case. The changes apply to courses in Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese and Korean.

From the beginning of 2017:

  • Heritage [Language] HSC courses will be renamed [Language] in Context
  • [Language] Background Speakers HSC courses will be renamed [Language] and Literature.

These changes apply to the course name only. There are no changes to the syllabuses or examination specifications.

NESA - New course names