Showing posts with label Grade 12 examinations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Grade 12 examinations. Show all posts

NESA 2021 HSC exam results, timetable and Exam Dates

The NSW Education Standard Authority (NESA) has released the 2021 HSC exam timetable, exam dates, and the action plan for schools’ online data submission.

The official NESA Exam timetable can be found on their website. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the authority cautioned stakeholders and students to be aware that the key dates and deadlines currently listed are subject to change.

See the original information on PNG Insight

As per NESA 2021 HSC timetable, the School Online data submission will conclude in September 2021; and the examinations will begin on the 12th of October 2021. Read on to find HSC Board Exam Dates 2021 and Timetable.

HSC exam results 2021


HSC 2021 exam timetable

Higher School Certificate (HSC) key dates published by NESA include the start and finish of the written exam period, publication of timetables, and when results are released. View the different HSC exam timetable via the links provided:
• Important dates for the practical and performance exams.
• See 2021 School terms and public holidays for NSW Government schools.

‘Please be aware that the key dates and deadlines currently listed are subject to change due to the COVID-19 outbreak. NESA will continue to update you with exceptions and changes to relevant deadlines.’ NESA 2021

Term 4 Written Examinations dates

Access the written exam timetable here. The important dates are from 12th October to 4th  November 2021.

  • Tuesday, 12 October 2021 HSC written examinations commence.
  • Monday 1 November 2021 HSC student entries open.
  • Thursday, 4 November 2021 HSC written examinations conclude

NESA indicated that after the last HSC written examination, the HSC Assessment Ranks will be released to students via Students Online for 4 weeks. Students are to access their results by early December 2021.

NESA School Online data

Follow the Timetable of Actions for Secondary Schools timetable for the Year 12, 11 and 10 student data-related activities and deadlines that schools need to complete via Schools Online (Administration).
How to get your NESA School Online user ID and PIN/password?

  • Years 10 - 12 Principals call (02) 9367 8001.
  • Years K - 9 Principals call 1300 119 556.
  • Staff contact your Principal to create your Schools Online profile.

If you have forgotten your password, use the 'Forgot your password' recovery facility. This may help you to recover your online password, otherwise, your Principal can reset it for you.

2021 HSC exam results & school ranking

The HSC school ranking for 2021 comes out after the examinations and results are realised to students. Here is how Matrix Education is ranking the top 150 schools in NSW. They are using the performances of students in the end-of-the-year examinations to rank the schools (Note that the ranking given in brackets are the ranks by each category for 2020):

  • Breakdown of Top 150 NSW Schools (In 2020 Independents schools makeup 72% of the 150 schools analysed, followed by Govt/selective schools 18% and Govt/non-selective schools 10%)
  • Selective Schools/Government TOP 10 (James Ruse Agricultural High School, Carlingford, #1 in 2020)
  • Non-Selective Schools/Government TOP 10 (NBSC Mackellar Girls School, #1)
  • Independent Schools TOP 10 (Sydney Grammar School, Darlinghurst, #1)
  • Most Improved Schools (Sydney Grammar School, Darlinghurst, #1)
  • Top 150 Schools by Success Rate James Ruse Agricultural High School, Carlingford, (#1)

The 2021 HSC Rankings for schools are likely to follow the same ranking scheme. It is important to note that the ranking of schools is determined by the ‘performance’ of the students in the national examinations.

NSW Visitors note

We compile this information for our visitors from Australia and especially New South Wales. We hope that it gives you an idea about the 2021 NESA Exam timetable, key dates, 2021 result dates and schools’ ranking categories. Here is what NESA said and we thought we would repeat it for our visitors:

‘Please be aware that the key dates and deadlines currently listed are subject to change due to the COVID-19 outbreak. NESA will continue to update you with exceptions and changes to relevant deadlines.’ NESA 2021

If you need more information regarding the exams and 2021 Key Dates, please follow the direct links we provided here to NESA website.

The Mathematics Examinations Resources (MER) website has a good collection of HSC past exam papers, exam topics and study guides. Check out the link to the HSC Advanced Maths and General examination papers.

4500 Spaces at Tertiary Institutions in PNG are Susceptible to Bribery

According to the Papua New Guinea Education Secretary, 21430 Grade 12 students have sat the national examinations this year. Dr Tapo also revealed that only 4500 spaces are available for the academic year 2015 at all higher learning institutions. That means that 20% of students in Grade 12 will be considered for universities and colleges throughout the country.

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This article featured in PNG Attitude


The drop-out figure could be more than 80% (16730). Take a look at the data and facts presented. The irregularities are pretty shocking!

English and Literature (E&L) exam are compulsory/mandatory for all students. That means that if 21430 students have sat for the examinations, the same number should ALSO do the E&L exam. Unfortunately, the real number that sat the exam was put down to only 17236. So, who are those  4194 (i.e. 21430 - 17236) students?

In fact, the same number (21430) should also have sat for Mathematics examinations. The department statistics showed that 7091 students sat for Maths A and 13191 Maths B. That gives a total of 20282. Who are 1148 (21430 - 20282) students, where is their place in the total given by Dr Tapo?

Numbers presented by the secretary do not actually add up when we are talking about only 4500 spaces. 

Take, for instance, the difference between the total of grade 12 students given by the secretary (21430) and those sitting E&L (17236) is about the same as the number of spaces available from tertiary institutions, i.e. 4500 available spaces vs 4194 unaccounted students sitting the exams.

In the Maths exams, there are 1148 students who are suspiciously unaccounted for. We are talking about numbers in the thousands when there are only 4500 places. The odds indicated that dropout figures for this year could be more than what initially thought.

As a matter of clarification, students doing code, distance study or resitting exams could have been included. 

But, even if they are included the irregularity is in the thousand and so there is a stiff competition between the 'known' and 'unknown' students, the accounted and the unaccounted. That means that more than 4000 students who are not attending a formal secondary school are also vying for one of the 4500 spaces.

Fair enough. But, the secretary for education should make this clear in his reporting. He is presenting figures that do not reflect the actual situation. How many students are not from the mainstream education system? At least put some meaning into the numbers.

The irregularities in numbers do indicate extra students are included in the total competing for the limited spaces. So who are they? We don't know. The point is: if 4000 students from the mainstream secondary school are competing for the 4000 spaces with another 4000 'ghost' students, the NET competition is zero.

In reality, those 4500 spaces are susceptible to bribery, manipulation and foul-play of all sorts. So, who suffers here?  Those poor students who have spent the best part of their 12 years in the formal education stood little or no chance against a manipulative (unaccounted) lot. 

The Papua New Guinea Department of Education needs to collect relevant and accurate data from schools around the country. The secretary analysis must base on factual data. He must not spit out data to the media when the numbers are flawed.

Make no mistake. The unambiguous numbers can have a dramatic effect on mainstream students - those young 18 and 19 years old. It is unfair to mistreat one student in the selection process, let alone thousands of them. 

END: PNG education system is producing 80 - 90% dropouts at Grade 12 every year. Yet, the government does not have accurate data to help sort out this problem.

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