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NSW Board of Studies

mittagongsquare40The Board of Studies NSW was established in 1990 to serve government and non-government schools in the development of school education for Years K-12. It provides educational leadership by developing quality curriculum and awarding secondary school credentials, the School Certificate and the Higher School Certificate.

The Board of Studies:

  • sets the core curriculum by developing syllabuses for Kindergarten to Year 12
  • provides support materials for teachers and parents
  • promotes the provision of quality education by developing, communicating and implementing educational policies and practices
  • provides advice on grading and assessment policy and procedures
  • promotes the provision of quality education through the registration and accreditation of non-government schools, certifying that they may teach students and enter students for the examinations
  • effectively manages its resources so that educational objectives are met