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HSC assessment grid for Community and Family Studies

This sample illustrates one way in which an assessment program can be constructed to meet the Board's parameters that three to five tasks are sufficient for a two unit course. It shows 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 assessment grids could be constructed that may involve different types of tasks, timing of tasks and weightings given to each task.

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

Community and Family Studies sample HSC assessment grid
Component Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Task 5 Weighting
  Independent Research Project Case Study of community group Half-yearly examination Presentation on support agency/service Trial HSC examination  
Week 8
Term 4
Week 5
Term 1
Week 9
Term 1
Week 6
Term 2
Week 8
Term 3
H4.1, H4.2 H1.1, H2.2, H2.3, H3.1, H3.3, H5.1 H1.1, H2.2, H2.3, H3.1, H3.3, H4.1, H4.2, H5.1, H6.2 H2.2, H3.2, H4.2, H5.1, H5.2 H1.1 to H6.2
Knowledge and understanding of how the following impact on wellbeing:
  • resource management
  • positive relationships
  • range of societal factors
  • nature of groups, families and communities
  10 5 10 15 40
Skills in:
  • applying management processes to meet the needs of individuals, groups, families and communities
  • planning to take responsible action to promote wellbeing.
  5 5 10 5 25
Knowledge and understanding about research, methodology and skills in researching critical thinking, analysing and communicating 15 5 5 5 5 35
Marks 15 20 15 25 25 100
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