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Performance Band Descriptors — 2016 Higher School Certificate

2016 Legal Studies Performance Band Descriptors and State Performance (Acrobat PDF)

2 unit Legal Studies

2016 Candidature - 10293

Band 6
(12.22%)

Analyses, synthesises and interprets information to evaluate the effectiveness of the domestic and international legal system in addressing issues. Demonstrates extensive knowledge and understanding of the operation of the legal system and the processes involved in law reform. Synthesises and analyses legal information from a variety of sources including relevant legislation, cases, media, international instruments and documents to support arguments in a domestic and international context. Communicates coherent arguments on contemporary issues from differing perspectives and interpretations. Communicates an argument using relevant legal concepts and terminology.
Band 5
(30.58%)

Analyses and interprets information to evaluate the effectiveness of the domestic and international legal system in addressing issues. Demonstrates detailed knowledge and understanding of the operation of the legal system and the processes involved in law reform. Uses legal information from a variety of sources including relevant legislation, cases, media, international instruments and documents to support arguments in a domestic and international context. Presents clear arguments on contemporary issues from differing perspectives. Communicates using relevant legal concepts and terminology.
Band 4
(28.57%)

Provides some analysis of information and issues related to the effectiveness of the domestic and international legal system. Demonstrates good knowledge and understanding of the operation of the legal system and the processes involved in law reform. Uses appropriate legal information from sources including legislation, cases, media, international instruments and documents. Uses appropriate legal concepts and terminology.
Band 3
(17.66%)

Demonstrates some knowledge and understanding of the issues related to the domestic and/or international legal system. Demonstrates some understanding of the operation of the legal system. Makes reference to sources including legislation, cases, media, international instruments and documents. Uses some legal concepts and terminology.
Band 2
(7.15%)

Recognises some issues in the legal system. Demonstrates a limited understanding of some aspects of the operations of the legal system. Uses some legal terminology.
Band 1
(3.8%)

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