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Friday, 17 Jun 2016


Valuable advice for success in NSW’s 50th HSC exams has been published today in the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) and online.

The HSC 2016 Study Guide includes information for students, as well as parents looking for ways to understand and support their children in the lead up to HSC exams later in the year.

Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) President Tom Alegounarias said 2016 marks the 50th year of the HSC, which has continuously evolved to reflect our constantly changing world.

“2.3 million people have sat HSC exams since 1967 so it is a topic we all know something about.

“What the HSC 2016 Study Guide offers is more than 50 articles by people with in depth, current knowledge – HSC teachers, BOSTES Inspectors, mental health experts and former high achieving students.

“This year, more than 69,000 students (50,000 more than in 1967) are on track to complete their HSC, and enter the next phase of their lives with a credential respected by employers and universities around the world.

HSC 50th year photo

50 years of the HSC at Cumberland High School. 2016 Captains Luke Salt and Leonida Najdovska with 1967 Captain, Malcolm McDivitt (at rear) and prefect, David Cook.

“The HSC 2016 Study Guide is a useful addition to the learning, conversations and support already going on in classrooms and homes across NSW in the lead up to this year’s exams.

The HSC 2016 Study Guide is produced by BOSTES and the SMH. Additional content, including videos, is available in the digital edition.

The 2016 HSC written exams will start on Thursday 13 October with English and finish on Friday 4 November.

HSC results will be issued to students online, by email and via SMS from 6.00am on Thursday 15 December.

View the 2016 HSC Fact Sheet:

View the HSC 2016 Study Guide: 

Correction to printed version of guide Page 22: Slade Blanch’s work The Lure was selected for ARTEXPRESS (sculpture) not OnSTAGE as captioned. Slade was also nominated for OnStage for a different submitted work.

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