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HSC English Extension 2 Marking Guidelines

Major Work Marking Criteria

  • Textual integrity
  • Quality of insights and concepts, developed through independent investigation, and the communication of developed ideas
  • Manipulation of features that shape meaning and response and quality of engagement

Outcomes assessed: H1, H2

Marking guidelines

Criteria Marks
  • Composes a highly original and sustained Major Work that demonstrates coherence to achieve a fluent integration of meaning(s), value(s) and form
  • Formulates sophisticated insights and concepts through investigation Communicates highly developed ideas with sophistication
  • Demonstrates a highly skilled integration of language, technical skills, conventions and medium for the intended audience and purpose
  • There is a conscious and highly successful shaping of meaning to engage an audience which is evident throughout the work
17–20
  • Composes an original and sustained Major Work that demonstrates coherence to achieve a skilled integration of meaning(s), value(s) and form
  • Formulates substantial insights and concepts through investigation Communicates developed ideas with clarity
  • Demonstrates skilled integration of language, technical skills, conventions and medium for the intended audience and purpose
  • There is a conscious and successful shaping of meaning to engage an audience which is generally evident throughout the work
13–16
  • Composes a substantial Major Work that demonstrates coherence. There may be lapses in tone, register, voice that may affect the integration of meaning(s), value(s) and form
  • Formulates insights and concepts through investigation Communicates ideas
  • Demonstrates some effective manipulation of language, technical skills, conventions and medium for the intended audience and purpose. There may be lapses in some parts
  • There is a shaping of meaning to engage an audience which is more evident in some aspects of the work than in others
9–12
  • Composes a Major Work that makes some connections between meaning(s), value(s) and form
  • Formulates concepts through investigation, and communicates ideas that may be predictable, literal and immediate
  • Demonstrates some control of language, technical skills, conventions and medium for the intended audience and purpose
  • There is an attempt to shape meaning to engage an audience. Lapses in fluency interfere with audience engagement
5–8
  • Attempts to compose a Major Work project that may be superficial or incomplete
  • Formulates simple concepts through limited investigation, and attempts to communicate ideas. The work lacks focus
  • Attempts to control language, technical skills, conventions and medium. These however may not be appropriate for the intended audience and purpose
1–4

Reflection Statement Marking Criteria

  • Explanation of the intended purpose and audience of the Major Work
  • Explanation of the impact of the extensive independent investigation
  • Explanation of the relationship of the Major Work to the knowledge, skills and understanding developed in English (Advanced) and Extension courses.
  • Evaluation of the relationships of concept, structure, technical and language features and conventions

Marking guidelines

Criteria Marks
  • Composes a sophisticated and critical Reflection Statement that explains the purpose and audience of the work
  • Comprehensively explains the relationship of extensive independent investigation to the Major Work
  • Provides a highly developed explanation of the relationship of the Major Work to the knowledge, skills and understanding developed in English (Advanced) and Extension courses
  • Evaluates in a highly effective manner the relationships of concept, structure, technical and language features and conventions in relation to the intended purpose of the Major Work
9–10
  • Composes a critical Reflection Statement that explains the purpose and audience of the work
  • Explains the relationship of extensive independent investigation to the Major Work
  • Explains clearly the relationship of the Major Work to the knowledge, skills and understanding developed in English (Advanced) and Extension courses
  • Evaluates effectively the relationships of concept, structure, technical and language features and conventions in relation to the intended purpose of the Major Work
7–8
  • Composes a Reflection Statement that explains most aspects of the purpose and audience of the work
  • Explains most aspects of the relationship of extensive independent investigation to the Major Work
  • Explains the relationship of the Major Work to the knowledge, skills and understanding developed in English (Advanced) and Extension courses
  • Explains the relationships of concept, structure, technical and language features and conventions in relation to the intended purpose of the Major Work
5–6
  • Composes a Reflection Statement that explains some aspects of the purpose and audience of the work
  • Describes some aspects of the relationship of extensive independent investigation to the Major Work
  • Provides a limited explanation of the relationship of the Major Work to the knowledge, skills and understanding developed in English (Advanced) and Extension courses
  • Describes some aspects of the relationships of concept, structure, technical and language features and conventions in relation to the Major Work. There may be some inconsistencies between the Major Work and the Reflection Statement
3–4
  • Attempts to compose a Reflection Statement that explains some aspects of the purpose and audience of the work
  • Attempts to describe aspects of the relationship of extensive independent investigation to the Major Work
  • Attempts to describe the relationship of the Major Work to the knowledge, skills and understanding developed in English (Advanced) and Extension courses
  • Attempts to identify relationships of concept, structure, technical and language features and conventions in relation to the Major Work. There may be substantial inconsistencies between the Major Work and the Reflection Statement
1–2
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