Bass High School

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Year 11 and 12

Year 11

Year 11 is a short year, with only 3 terms in the Preliminary course before starting HSC studies in Term 4. Our study timetable (DOCX 46.58KB) allows students to schedule time after school and over the weekend to revise, write summaries and practise sample questions.

At the beginning of the year your child will receive an assessment schedule, with the dates and weighting of all assessment tasks for the course. Review this together and add all tasks to a term assessment planner (DOCX 47.04KB)

Learn about our key assessments and dates.

Record of School Assessment (RoSA)

Students who leave school before the HSC may be eligible for a Record of School Assessment (RoSA). Students working towards getting their HSC will have opportunities to sit the HSC minimum standard online tests during Years 11 and 12. The minimum standard tests are not needed for the RoSA.

Year 12

The HSC course starts for students in Term 4 of Year 11. Students will receive their HSC assessment schedule at the start of the course. 

If your child hasn’t already passed the HSC minimum standards for literacy and numeracy, there are two opportunities to sit the reading, writing and numeracy online tests during Year 12. Students are also able to sit the minimum standard tests for up to 5 years after they start the HSC.

Learn about our key assessments and dates.


Support your child to do the best job possible but also remember the ATAR is not the be all and end all. There are many alternative pathways to most careers, even if they don't receive the results they hoped for or an offer from their preferred university.