HSC examinations: non-serious attempts and non-attempts
Last Updated: 4 May 2018
HSC students who do not make a serious attempt at the examination may not receive an award in the course concerned. This may render some students ineligible for the award of the Higher School Certificate.
Non-serious attempts include frivolous or objectionable material.
Students who provide answers to examination questions in a language other than English (unless specifically instructed to do so) will have zero marks awarded.
Non-attempts include those where only multiple-choice questions are attempted.
Any student identified as making a non-serious attempt or a non-attempt will be asked by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) to justify why they should receive a result in the course concerned.
NESA will advise the student and the school principal of its decision at the time of the release of Higher School Certificate results.