Preliminary and HSC Information
During the HSC year teachers will give students feedback on their progress in the courses that are being studied. This type of assessment and its results help students form an impression about how they are progressing in each course.

This feedback will take many forms, eg a comment in class, a written comment on a piece of work corrected by the teacher, the result of a topic test, a mark or grade given for a piece of work, a discussion about a practical task.

However, at various times during the HSC course teachers are required by NESA to formalise their assessment of students’ progress. To do this, teachers administer what are referred to as ‘Assessment Tasks’. Performance on these Assessment Tasks is one of the factors that determine whether a student satisfactorily completes the requirements for the HSC course. The results of the Assessment Tasks administered during the HSC course are actually reported on the Higher School Certificate with the HSC exam mark.

The booklet below provides details of the formal Assessment tasks that will be administered in the various subjects and of the procedures that teachers and students will be asked to follow in the administration of these Assessment tasks.