How does the HSC work in NSW? Does every single year 12 student have to sit it regardless of what subjects they have taken?
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There is a public primary school in the inner west in Sydney, that is so good and so popular, that they now only take students from their "zone" which is two streets on each 4 sides of school. People move purposely to those streets to get their kids into the school, they almost never come up and the houses have become so over inflated in price it is ridiculous - all that for a pokey ol no hope public school.
Yes it is. Students are ranked publicly in state assessed subjects. Students are ranked in class when the subject is school assessed (aka "non Authority" subjects).Thanks for the explanation. With regard to your marks being set against the rest of the class... I can't comment on past processes as it has changed so much over the year, but that's not how it's done currently. A student's mark IS ranked, but it's against all other students in the state. So year on year, the TER may differ slightly for the exact same marks. TER is NOT brought down (or up) by other students within the class or school though.
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They most certainly are. The ICSEA (Index of Community Socio Educational Advantage) is one method whereby a similar process to Nancy Blackett describes is carried out on each school in NSW.There is no test of any sort in nsw like that. Schools are not ranked on past performances, or ranked at all.
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My cousin attends a performing arts high school in Newton (Sydney) and her parents moved to be able to get her in. I'm not sure I'd go to those lengths but they swear blind it's been worth it. Again, all our needs are so different.
BigRed, again you confuse your opinion with fact. I did not say that Newtown School of Performing Arts did not accept children out of its catchment area. However, being within the catchment area can increase one's chances of successfully enrolling.
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