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cover image of article Reminder: School Developed Board Endorsed Course (SDBEC) applications close 2 April 2015
Friday, 27 March 2015

Reminder: School Developed Board Endorsed Course (SDBEC) applications close 2 April 2015

BOS 17/15

Who needs to read this notice:
Principals
Curriculum co-ordinators
Head Teachers

Schools are advised that applications for Stage 5 and Stage 6 School Developed Board Endorsed Courses (non-VET) are made via Schools Online. Proposals need to be submitted for courses commencing or continuing delivery in 2016. The Guidelines for Course Proposals contains detailed information about SDBECs as well as a step-by-step guide to the Schools Online application process.

The closing date for submissions is Thursday 2 April.

Schools with SDBECs expiring at the end of 2015 have been informed in writing of the relevant course(s).

All schools can check the current endorsement status of their SDBECs via the Board Endorsed Course Proposals section of Schools Online.

For more information, contact:
Karen Ingram
Inspector PDHPE
karen.ingram@bostes.nsw.edu.au

(02) 9367 8150



cover image of article Revised format for 2015 HSC Visual Arts written examination
Friday, 27 March 2015

Revised format for 2015 HSC Visual Arts written examination

BOS 16/15

Who needs to read this notice:
Principals
Curriculum co-ordinators
HSC co-ordinators
Head Teachers Creative Arts
Creative Arts Teachers

The format of the HSC Visual Arts written examination has been revised for 2015 to include personalised examination materials that are pre-printed with the student’s number, name and centre number.

Personalised examination materials reduce work for students during the examination, and allow greater efficiency in identification when answer booklets are scanned for processing and onscreen marking.

The revised examination format will comprise a:

  • separate Plates Booklet containing all the plates for Section I of the examination
  • personalised Section I question and answer booklet
  • separate A4 sheet containing the questions for Section II
  • personalised Section II writing booklet.

A sample of the revised HSC Visual Arts examination format can be found on the Visual Arts syllabus page of the BOSTES website.

For more information, contact:
Helen Bristow
Manager, Examining and Testing
helen.bristow@bostes.nsw.edu.au
(02) 9367 8095



March 27, 2015
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