Camden Haven High School

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Emailcamdenhave-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Minimum Standards

Minimum Standards

There is a minimum standard of literacy and numeracy in order to receive the Higher School Certificate (HSC) from 2020. The tests will be available to take at school and you will receive more information when the times comes. Sample questions and answers are available online, as well as practice tests and advice from students. You do not need to sit the reading, writing or numeracy online tests if you achieved Band 8 or above in the respective Year 9 NAPLAN tests.

The HSC minimum standard is set at Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)​. ACSF is a nationally agreed set of standards, endorsed by federal and state education ministers​.

Some student with disabilities will be eligible for extra provisions for the online tests, or an exemption. Students sitting the HSC in 2019 do not need to take these tests or meet these minimum standards.

See the factsheet for more information, or contact Mrs Rudder.

How do I sit the Minimum Standard Online Test?

  1. Contact Mrs Rudder (F block Staffroom)
  2. Find out which of the 3 tests you need to sit
  3. Arrange a time to practice your tests with Mrs Rudder. Reading and numeracy take 15 minutes and writing takes 45 minutes.
  4. When you feel ready, you can sit the real tests. Arrange a date with Mrs Rudder so you recieve your PIN and can be supervised during the test.
  5. Each test takes around 45 minutes to complete.

Information Booklets

Minimum Standards Parent Information

Minimum Standards Student Information

HSC 2019

 Students sitting the HSC in 2019 do not need to take these tests or meet these minimum standards.

HSC 2020

Students sitting the HSC in 2020 need to have attained a Band 8 in Reading, Writing and Numeracy in the 2017 year 9 NAPLAN tests OR sit the Reading, Writing and Numeracy minimum standards online tests.

HSC 2021 and Beyond

Students will meet the minimum standard by sitting the HSC minimum standard online tests in Reading, Writing and Numeracy and attaining a level 3. 

Some student with disabilities will be eligible for extra provisions for the online tests, or an exemption.

Distance Education Students Minimum Standards Online Tests

Distance Education students can complete tests at Learning Hubs or at Camden Haven High School. For more information, see our Distance Education page.

Year 10 Students

Students may sit Minimum Standard Practice and Actual tests during class times and other test sessions which are organised throughout the year.