Step 2 - HSC school assessments
Throughout the HSC year, you will need to complete school-based assessments. Your overall assessment mark for each course will contribute 50 percent of your final HSC mark. Your school will send your assessment marks to us via Schools Online towards the end of term 3.
The Board will moderate your assessment marks after your exams. As every student in the state studying a course sits for the same examination, your exam marks have a state wide ‘currency'. However, your school assessment marks only have a school-wide currency. In other words, moderation is a way to take account of how your assessment marks compare with marks given to students doing the same courses in a different school.
Your school is not allowed to tell you your final assessment marks. However, they should tell you where you are placed in each course (your 'rank').
You will be able to check your assessment ranks in My Details on the day of the last HSC written exam. This is an important quality control, and you must tell your school immediately if you think there is something wrong.
Why is school-based assessment important for the HSC? What happens if I don't complete an assessment task?
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