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School-based assessment of HSC Board Developed Courses

ACE 8074

Last Updated: 30 July 2019

For each Board Developed Course (except VET Industry Curriculum Framework courses, English Studies, Mathematics Standard 1 and Life Skills courses), schools and colleges are required to submit a school-based assessment mark to NESA for every student including those who are studying the course with an outside tutor.

Assessment marks for Board Developed Courses are moderated, and the moderated marks are reported on the Record of Achievement.

In the event of a successful illness/misadventure application, the examination mark may be derived from the moderated assessment mark or unaffected components of the examination. 

Moderation of assessment marks allows comparison across the entire candidature for any course.