Senior study in New South Wales
Years 10, 11 and 12 are your final years of school when you are able to earn an official credential from BOSTES recording your educational achievement – the Higher School Certificate (HSC) or the Record of School Achievement (RoSA).
Your achievement in Year 10 through to Year 12 is reported in different ways depending on the choices you make for your senior study, from the RoSA to the HSC.
If you are completing Year 12, the HSC year marks your last year at school, the end of a journey that began in Kindergarten. How your HSC works is a step-by-step overview of what is involved in achieving your HSC.
In order to get the best HSC result possible, you should choose courses that you are good at, interested in and may use in the future. Learn more about the types of HSC courses, pathways available and what you need to consider if you want an ATAR.
You will receive a copy of the HSC Rules and Procedures when you start your HSC study, outlining important information you need to know about HSC enrolment, assessment, exams and results.
If you decide to leave school before completing your HSC, the RoSA is the credential you will use when applying for employment, further education or training. The RoSA records your grades or participation in courses from Year 10 up to when you leave. You can also choose to sit voluntary literacy and numeracy tests.