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Friday, 11 Sep 2015

Stage 6 Latin Continuers - Amendment to examination specifications

BOSTES 29/15

Who needs to read this notice:
Curriculum co-ordinators
HSC co-ordinators
Head Teachers Languages
Latin teachers

The examination specifications for the stage 6 Latin Continuers have been amended. Implementation will commence for the 2016 HSC.

The amendments are:

  • dictionary use is permitted in the examination
  • the examination now includes only short answer and extended-response type questions
  • translation of the prescribed texts will be worth fewer marks (5 instead of 8)
  • extended response questions will be worth more marks (15 instead of 10)
  • the proportion of the examination that relates to unseen texts has been increased (from 30 to 34 marks).

The amended specifications are available to download from the HSC syllabus page of the BOSTES website.

For more information, contact:
Howard Jacobs
Inspector, Languages
(02) 9367 8152
Helen Bristow
Manager, Examining and Testing
9367 8095