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Scenario 1: On-balance Judgement

Please Note: Course Performance Descriptors are used to guide the awarding of grades for all subjects in Stage 5. The Common Grade Scale for Preliminary Courses is used to guide the awarding of grades for all subjects at the end of each Stage 6 Preliminary course.

The scenarios reflect the processes and practices that teachers may use in schools to award grades in both Stage 6 Preliminary and Stage 5 courses.


Fred:
Hey Gail, could you help me here?
Gail:
Yeah sure, what’s the problem?
Fred:
I’m trying to assign a grade for Ali and I’m at a bit of a loss. He got a C for activity 1 at the beginning of the year, a C for activity 2, a B for activity 3 and an A for the final activity. How can I assign a final grade based on this information?
Gail:
Well, that’s an interesting one. (Turn to camera) What do you think?
Insert pause
Gail:
Did you have a variety of assessment activities and did they cover the full range of the outcomes?
Fred:
Yes. The final activities were more complex and more heavily weighted than the earlier activities.
Gail:
Well, have you looked at the course performance descriptors and the common grade scale to determine which grade best describes Ali’s overall achievement?
Fred:
Yes, the evidence shows that Ali’s achievements fit the descriptors in A. So that’s the grade I will award.
Gail:
Good, you have applied the right process to your decision.
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