Stage 5 Record of School Achievement – procedures
Last Updated: 20 July 2015
The Record of School Achievement is issued to eligible students who leave school prior to the completion of the Higher School Certificate. It is a requirement that students leave school in order to be awarded the Record of School Achievement.
The Record of School Achievement records the completion of the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) curriculum requirements for Years 7 to 10, and is a cumulative record of results in all Stage 5 and Stage 6 courses that the student has completed. It also lists any courses that the student is currently enrolled in at the time of leaving school.
Students who are not eligible for the Record of School Achievement and who leave school prior to the completion of the Higher School Certificate receive a Transcript of Study. The Transcript of Study shows the same information as the Record of School Achievement, but also includes the legend ‘Not eligible for the Record of School Achievement’. Any mandatory courses for which the student has been given an ‘N’ determination appear on the Transcript of Study with the notation ‘Not Completed’. The relevant mandatory curriculum requirement will also carry the notation ‘Not Completed’.
Credentialling of Years 7–10 courses
Mandatory curriculum requirements
All mandatory curriculum requirements (ie English, Mathematics, Science, HSIE, Languages, Technology, Music, Visual Arts, PDHPE) are listed under a separate heading with the notation ‘Completed’.
Stage 5 courses
All 100-hour and 200-hour graded courses satisfactorily completed are credentialled with a grade awarded by the school and moderated by the Board. Schools award grades in accordance with the Board’s course performance descriptors for the course and other standards material on the Board’s ARC website.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are reported with reference to the VET credentials earned by the student in undertaking the course.
Courses based on Life Skills outcomes and content are reported with reference to the Profile of Student Achievement, which provides details of the Life Skills syllabus outcomes achieved by the student.