MEDIA RELEASE | NSW EDUCATION STANDARDS AUTHORITY
The NESA COVID-19 Response Committee has extended the COVID Special Consideration Program to most HSC major projects being completed by HSC students across the state.
This means teachers will provide a mark or estimate for their students’ major projects in:
- Textiles and Design
- Design and Technology
- Industrial Technology
- Visual Arts
Students will need to submit their projects by the published due dates and teachers will have until 22 October to submit marks to NESA.
When providing a mark or estimate, teachers will take into consideration any impact of COVID-19 restrictions on students’ work.
Teacher provided marks will be moderated by NESA to ensure equity across the state.
The decision was made to limit the movement of NESA markers within and beyond Greater Sydney and is in line with Health advice for protecting the health and safety of everyone involved in the HSC exams.
The following major projects (that are submitted online) will continue to be marked online by NESA markers (unless an application for special consideration is made):
- English Extension 2
- Music 1 (compositions)
- Music 2 and Extension (compositions and musicology)
- Society and Culture Personal Interest Project
The Special Consideration Program is already in place for students completing language oral and performance exams across the state.
Written exams will go ahead from 19 October and NESA is working closely with NSW Health to ensure strict COVID-safe protocols are in place.
For up-to-date advice about the 2021 HSC, visit NESA’s COVID-19 advice.