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NSW Board of Studies

The NSW Board of Studies:

  • sets the core curriculum by developing syllabuses for Kindergarten to Year 12 and provides support materials for teachers and parents
  • manages the NSW School Certificate external Tests (Year 10) and the Higher School Certificate Examinations (Year 12) each year
  • assesses student achievement and awards high quality credentials to meet the needs of the full range of students
  • promotes the provision of quality education by developing, communicating and implementing educational policies and practices
  • provides advice on grading and assessment policy and procedures
  • promotes the provision of quality education through the registration and accreditation of non-government schools, certifying that they may teach students and enter students for the examinations 
  • effectively manages its resources so that educational objectives are met