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HSC and Preliminary assessment grids for Economics

These samples illustrate 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 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.

Economics Sample Preliminary assessment grid
Component Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Weighting
  Research and report: Operation of the economy and the role of business Research-based in-class extended response: The nature and role of markets in the Australian economy End of course examination  
Late Term 1
Late Term 2 Late Term 3
P1, P2, P5, P7, P10, P12 P1, P3, P5, P7, P8, P9, P10, P12 P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7, P8, P10, P11
Knowledge and understanding of course content 10 5 25 40
Stimulus-based skills   10 10 20
Inquiry and research 10 10   20
Communication of economic information, ideas and issues in appropriate forms 10 5 5 20
Marks 30 30 40 100
Economics Sample HSC assessment grid
Component Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Weighting
  In-class test (objective response and short-answer questions) Research and related in-class extended response: Global economy and economic issues Economic policies and management: Research, interpretation, application and communication Trial HSC examination  
End of Term 4,
Year 11
Late Term 1 Mid Term 2 Term 3
H1, H2, H3, H4, H7, H10, H11 H1, H3, H4, H7, H10, H11 H1, H2, H4, H5, H6, H7, H8, H10 H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6, H7, H8, H10, H11
Knowledge and understanding of course content 5 10 10 15 40
Stimulus-based skills 10     10 20
Inquiry and research   10 10   20
Communication of economic information, ideas and issues in appropriate forms 5 5 5 5 20
Marks 20 25 25 30 100
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