ADVICE FOR YEAR 9 STUDENTS FROM NESA
From 2020, you will be required to achieve a minimum standard of literacy and numeracy to receive your HSC.
PRACTICAL LITERACY AND NUMERACY SKILLS
Achieving the standard shows you, your parents and any future education and training providers and employers that you can do things like:
- Follow instructions in equipment manuals.
- Write a job application.
- Calculate the quantity of materials to build a fence and prepare an invoice.
MULTIPLE OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET THE STANDARD
A pass mark in new online reading, writing and numeracy tests will prove you have achieved the standard.
The tests will take place at school and you can take them up to twice a year in:
- Year 10
- Year 11
- Year 12
- If you need to, you can even take them for up to five years after you start your first HSC course.
The tests will be available from when you are in Year 10.
Visit the demonstration site to see sample test questions: https://hscliteracynumeracy.nesa.nsw.edu.au
Visit the NESA website: http://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au