Assessment schedule – software engineering, Year 12

This sample assessment has been designed to support teachers by providing a range of tasks based on syllabus content and can be modified to suit individual school contexts and procedures as required.

The Year 12 formal school-based assessment program is to reflect the following requirements:

  • a maximum of four assessment tasks
  • the minimum weighting for a task is 10%
  • the maximum weighting for a task is 40%
  • one task must be an individual project with a weighting of 30%
  • only one task may be a formal examination with a maximum weighting of 30%.
  • the components and weightings for Year 12 are mandatory.


Outcomes and content descriptors from Software Engineering 11–12 Syllabus (2022) © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2024.


  • Software Engineering 11–12 (2022)

Business Unit:

  • Curriculum and Reform
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