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HSC and Preliminary assessment grids for Aboriginal Studies

These samples illustrate one way in which an assessment program can be constructed to meet NESAs parameters that three to five tasks are sufficient for a two unit course and two to three tasks are sufficient for a one unit course. They show that a variety of tasks can be used and that, overall, the weighting requirements for each of the assessment components are met.

There are many other ways in which similar HSC and Preliminary assessment grids could be constructed that may involve different types of tasks, timing of tasks and weightings given to each task.

Schools may use these assessment grids without modification, or change them to suit their particular needs, being mindful that the weightings for each of the assessment components in the HSC course are mandatory.

Stage 6 Aboriginal Studies Preliminary sample assessment grid
Component Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Weighting
  Perspectives on relationship to Country Namatjira and the struggle for social justice Local/ comparative case study: research and report Examination  
Term 1
Term 2 Terms 3 Term 3
P1.1, P2.2, P4.1 P1.2, P1.3,
P3.1, P3.2
P2.2, P3.1, P3.2,
P3.3, P4.1, P4.2, P4.3
P1.2, P1.3,
P2.1, P2.2, P3.1, P3.2,
P3.3
Knowledge and understanding of content   10   30 40
Investigation, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources and perspectives 5   10   15
Research and inquiry methods 10   10   20
Communication of information, ideas and issues in appropriate forms 5 10 10   25
Marks 20 20 30 30 100
Stage 6 Aboriginal Studies HSC sample assessment grid
Component Task 1 Task 3 Task 2 Task 4 Weighting
  Media presentation In-class essay Major Project Trial HSC Examination  
Term 4 Yr 11
Term 1 Yr 12
Term 2 Terms 4 Yr 11 Term 2 Yr 12 Term 3
H1.2, H3.1, H3.2, H3.3, H4.1, H4.3 H1.2, H1.3, H2.1, H2.2 H4.1, H4.2 H1.1, H1.2, H2.2, H3.1, H3.2, H3.3
Knowledge and understanding of content 5 5 10 20 40
Investigation, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources and perspectives 10 5 10   25
Research and inquiry methods 5 5 10   20
Communication of information, ideas and issues in appropriate forms 5   10   15
Marks 25 15 40 20 100
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