Ward Says Full HSC To Go Ahead

13 Sep 2021 education

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today said that all local HSC students will get the opportunity to complete their studies in 2021, with the full complement of HSC exams to go ahead from 9th November 2021.

Mr Ward has welcomed news from the NSW Government that all local students will be able to sit their HSC exams and receive their results in time for University offers to be made.

“The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) has issued a revised timetable, with 110 exams taking place over 19 days, ending on 3rd December 2021,” he said.

“Local students will receive their ATARs on 20th January 2022, with their HSC results released on 24th January 2022.

“After a disruptive and stressful year, our local high schools students across the Kiama electorate now have the certainty of the timetable and eight weeks to focus on preparing for their exams,” Mr Ward said.

Strict COVID safe protocols supported by NSW Health will be in place to protect students, exam supervisors and school staff when HSC exam start on 9th November 2021.

The protocols for a COVID-safe HSC require exam supervisors to be fully vaccinated and strongly encourage eligible HSC students to receive two vaccine doses before exams start.

Other safety measures include:

  • Mandatory face masks for students and staff, indoors and outdoors;
  • Check-in and health screening protocols for students and staff;
  • Physical distancing between students and staff at all times;
  • Minimising mingling of student groups;
  • Keeping exam group sizes as small as possible;
  • Desks spaced a minimum of 1.5 metres apart and exam rooms well ventilated; and
  • Hygiene marshals and regular cleaning of exam rooms.

View the 2021 HSC exam timetable on the website here: https://www.educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/11-12/hsc/key-dates-examtimetables/hsc-written-exam-timetable.

View the COVID-safe exam protocols here: www.educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/covid-19-advice.