The government of New South Wales has announced that 2021 High School Certificate (HSC) results will be released earlier than scheduled.
In a statement, the state confirmed that the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) will be completing the marking and processing of the 2021 HSC ahead of schedule.
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said 2021 HSC students would now be able to access their results on Thursday, 20 January, instead of 24 January as originally scheduled.
“This is a great outcome for our students, who we know are keen to receive their results and finalise their plans for the year, whether that be heading to university, training or straight into the workforce,” Mitchell said. “Last year we announced a number of changes to the HSC, designed to keep students safe and provide them with an opportunity to show what they know in exams. This meant delaying the start of the written exams and subsequently, the date that results could be delivered to students and schools.”
“I know markers, supervisors, exam and marking staff have worked tirelessly to deliver these final results, not only on time, but earlier than forecast, and I am so pleased we can share this news with students.”
The government said that the new results release date will give students planning to attend university in 2022 the chance to optimise their preference selections.
Results will be delivered by SMS and email on 20 January 2022 with merits lists published on the NESA website from midday on 20 January. The Universities Admission Centre will also release Australian Tertiary Admission Ranks (ATAR) the same day.
The ceremony for students who have achieved first place in an HSC course will be livestreamed from NESA’s YouTube channel on 19 January and published on the NESA website from midday.