WHAT CAN & CAN'T I BRING INTO HSC EXAMS; WHICH EQUIPMENTS ARE ALLOWED?

 
 

For all HSC exams, you are allowed to bring in:

  • Pens (black is preferred, and bring spare ones too!)
  • Ruler
  • Highlighter
  • Pencils
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Clear water bottle (take off all the paper/advertising on them)

 

What you CANNOT bring in:

  • Programmable watches (e.g. Apple Watch) [normal watches are allowed but you have to place them on your desk]
  • Mobile phone
  • Any other electronic devices (except for calculators)
  • Paper or any printed materials
  • Dictionaries (though permitted in some language examinations)
  • Correction fluid/white-out

 

Subject specific equipment:

 
EquipmentAllowed in
Board-approved calculatorAgriculture
Automotive (VET)
Biology
Business Services (VET)
Business Studies
Chemistry
Construction (VET)
Earth and Environmental Science
Economics
Electrotechnology (VET)
Engineering Studies
Entertainment Industry (VET)
Financial Services (VET)
Geography
Hospitality
Human Services (VET)
Industrial Technology
Information and Digital Technology (VET)
Mathematics [all levels]
Metal and Engineering (VET)
Physics
Primary Industries (VET)
Retail Services (VET)
Senior Science
Tourism, Travel and Events (VET)
Flowchart templateSoftware Design and Development
Pair of CompassesEarth and Environmental Science
Engineerin Studies
Geography
Industrial Technology
Mathematics [all levels]
Physics
Senior Science
Set squaresEarth and Environmental Science
Engineering Studies
Mathematics [all levels]
Physics
Senior Science
Circle templates including isometric/ellipseEngineering Studies
Coloured pencils and/or coloured felt pensGeography
Hand-held Magnifying GlassGeography
Piece of string or thread for measuringGeography
Curve drawing template*Mathematics [all levels]
Unannotated print dictionaryModern Languages
 

Source: BOSTES

*These can be very useful if you find it hard to draw perfect circles (such as for circle geometry), ellipses (attention 4 unit students!), or curves in general. These templates also contain equations and graphs of simple curves (e.g. y = x²y = sin xy =1/x) which you may find helpful as well. Acceptable templates include Mathomat and Mathomat Senior.

 

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Jack Zheng | N° 23