Higher School Certificate (New South Wales)
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The Higher School Certificate (HSC) is the credential awarded to secondary school students who successfully complete senior high school level studies in New South Wales, Australia. It was first introduced in 1967, with the last major revision coming into effect in 2019. It is currently developed and managed by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
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HSC failing NSW's brightest studentsThe HSC does not recognise the brightest young minds of NSW. Not because it forgets to measure intelligence, but because it forgets what intelligence is.
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ATAR has failed students, universities and business, so let's replace it by 2025A forrmer NSW education minister argues for a better way to assess HSC candidates competing for a place at university.
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Angel's HSC dance remembers a beautiful girl killed by a brutal regimeAngel Cerqueira's HSC dance composition will remember her aunt, who died at the hands of military officers in Brazil.