Over one million pages on the award winning site have already been viewed by students undertaking the NSW Higher School Certificate this year, and their teachers and parents.
Resources, including sound files and interactive activities, are added regularly to increase the value of the site. These resources have been developed by experienced HSC teachers and quality assured by the NSW Department of Education and Training.
In September, six subject nodes, Korean, Modern Greek, Spanish, Construction, Community and Family Studies and Retail, , were added to the website, which is a joint initiative of Charles Sturt University and the NSW Department of Education and Training.
There are now 44 subjects featured on NSW HSC Online, which also includes sections on past HSC papers, study and exam techniques, careers and further education and resources for teachers on online learning and teaching. The website also includes support for the parents of HSC students. The For Parents information is provided in English as well as Arabic and Chinese for non-English speaking parents.
“It is not too late to use NSW HSC Online to gain those final insights before taking HSC exams,” said HSC Online coordinator and Acting Dean of CSU’s Faculty of Arts, Dr Lyn Gorman.
“NSW HSC Online makes information and comments from subject experts accessible to all HSC students, regardless of where they live in NSW,” she said.
This year, for the first time, the website provided forums for English and Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) students to discuss issues with subject experts.
NSW HSC Online has clearly become an HSC essential resource having delivered over 20 million pages since it was initiated in 1997.