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HSC assessment grids for English (ESL)

These samples illustrate two ways in which an assessment program can be constructed to meet the current syllabus advice that five to six tasks are considered sufficient. 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 assessment grids could be constructed that may involve different types of tasks, timing of tasks and weightings given to each task.

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

English (ESL) sample HSC assessment grids
Component Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Task 5 Weighting
AOS writing portfolio Viewing/re presenting task Mod A oral presentation Mod B writing task Trial HSC Exam
Timing T 4, Wk 8 T 1, Wk 7 T 2, Wk 3 T 2, Wk 9 T 3, Wk 2
Outcomes 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 12 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 14 1, 5, 6, 10, 11, 13 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 14
Syllabus component Language Study within an Area of Study 15 15 20 50
Module A 20 5 25
Module B 20 5 25
Marks 15 15 20 20 30 100
Language modes Listening 5 15 20
Speaking 20 20
Reading 10 10 20
Writing 10 10 5 25
Viewing/Representing 15 15
Marks 15 15 20 20 30 100
Component Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Task 5 Task 6 Weighting
Viewing/ representing task AOS Portfolio presentation Listening task Half-yearly Oral task Trial HSC exam
Timing T 4, Wk 8 T 1, Wk 5 T 1,Wk 10 T 2, Wk 3 T 2,Wk 9 T 3, Wk 2
Outcomes 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 13 2, 5, 6, 9, 14 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 14 1, 2, 3, 9, 11, 12, 13
Syllabus component Language Study within an Area of Study 15 20 5 10 50
Module A 15 5 5 25
Module B 5 15 5 25
Marks 15 20 15 15 15 20 100
Language modes Listening 15 5 20
Speaking 10 10 20
Reading 5 5 5 5 20
Writing 5 10 10 25
Viewing/Representing 10 5 15
Marks 15 20 15 15 15 20 100
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