2019 HSC Fact Sheet

July 3, 2019
  • Around 77,000 students are enrolled in one or more HSC courses.
  • HSC Music, Dance and Drama practical exams and 53 oral language exams will be held in August and September.
  • 23 HSC written examinations totalling around 350 hours are scheduled from 17 October to 11 November.
  • HSC exams will be held across NSW in over 750 exam centres staffed by over 7,500 supervisors and presiding officers.
  • Around 330 students will sit HSC exams overseas.
  • 96 exam committees and around 300 committee members are involved in developing 123 written exam papers.
  • Each exam will be reviewed at least six times and checked a further three times at minimum before more than 700,000 exam papers are printed.
  • More than 5500 markers will work across NSW in eight marking centres and from home.
  • Around 4000 HSC markers (72%) will mark online with 83 courses to be marked all or in part online. Around 3200 online markers (80%) will work remotely after attending a briefing and practice marking sessions at a marking centre.
  • HSC results will be issued online, by email and via SMS from 6.00am on Tuesday 17 December.

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