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Performance Band Descriptors — 2016 Higher School Certificate

2016 Agriculture Performance Band Descriptors and State Performance (Acrobat PDF)

2 unit Agriculture

2016 Candidature - 1395

Band 6
(7.31%)

Demonstrates an extensive understanding of the role of the agricultural sector in Australia's continuing social and economic development. Displays an extensive knowledge and understanding of the interactive nature and diversity of agricultural production systems. Demonstrates knowledge of the production, management and marketing principles in modern Australian agriculture. Demonstrates an understanding of the complex economic, social and environmental relationships associated with sustainable agriculture. Critically analyses and evaluates data and information and, from this, predicts consequences for specific agricultural situations and the wider community. Communicates concepts effectively in a comprehensive, integrated and creative manner. Uses appropriate research methods, data presentation and analysis skills to investigate problems and issues.
Band 5
(24.01%)

Demonstrates sound understanding of the role of the agricultural sector in Australia's continuing social and economic development. Displays an understanding and knowledge of the interactive nature and diversity of agricultural production systems. Describes major features of production, management and marketing principles involved in modern Australian agriculture. Uses data and information presented in a variety of forms to make valid conclusions and relates this to other agricultural situations. Communicates principles effectively in a variety of forms. Designs appropriate trials to investigate problems and current issues, analyses the data and makes appropriate conclusions or recommendations.
Band 4
(28.24%)

Identifies some interactions between the agricultural sector and the wider community. Demonstrates a knowledge of aspects of the production, management and marketing of an agricultural product. Describes and interprets agricultural information and data presented as either tables, graphs or diagrams and derives conclusions. Organises information and communicates it in textual and graphic forms. Designs appropriate trials to investigate the effects of variables on plants or animals, and interprets that data and makes conclusions.
Band 3
(23.58%)

Describes basic principles involved in the production, management and marketing of an agricultural product. Interprets simple tables, graphs and diagrams and makes basic judgements from this information. Communicates information and data in simple forms. Designs and conducts simple trials and performs basic analysis of the results.
Band 2
(12.61%)

Identifies some factors which affect agricultural production systems and recalls some agricultural products and processes. Draws some basic information from simple tables, graphs and diagrams. Presents data in simple tables, graphs and diagrams and communicates ideas using simple statements. Performs simple trials with guidance.
Band 1
(4.22%)

A mark in this band indicates that the student has achieved below the minimum standard expected.
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