2015 HSC WRITTEN EXAM TIMETABLE AVAILABLE
The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) today released the
2015 written exam timetable for the internationally regarded HSC.
BOSTES President Tom Alegounarias said the HSC written exams start on Monday 12
October at 10:20am with English, which is compulsory, and finish on Wednesday 4
November with Visual Arts.
“Scheduling HSC exams is always a complicated exercise. In 2015, 118 written exams totalling around
300 hours have been timetabled over a four week period.
“BOSTES carefully analysed the HSC course patterns of over 75,000 students to produce the
“Minimising stress for students by keeping the overall exam period as short as possible is our
priority,” Mr Alegounarias said.
“Invariably some students will have individual preferences for when they sit particular exams,
however BOSTES aims to provide an exam schedule which, on balance, is fair and equitable.
When scheduling the HSC written exams BOSTES uses comprehensive and rigorous procedures to:
• minimise the number of students with two exams scheduled at the same time
• provide sufficient time between exams for popular courses
• provide sufficient time between exams for courses that are frequently studied together
• ensure sufficient time for all exams to be marked and processed for students to access their
results from 6.00am on Wednesday 16 December.
BOSTES has identified and made alternative arrangements for a very small number of students who
have two exams scheduled at the same time.
View the HSC written exam timetable: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/key_dates/