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Higher School Certificate

Performance band descriptions - English Extension 2

The performance bands shown on the following page represent student performance in bands of achievement. They illustrate the typical performance of students in the English Extension 2 HSC course.

Each band contains descriptions of student achievement of the course outcomes. The scales will continue to be refined to include information from performance in the new HSC courses and the outcomes assessed internally.


The typical performance in this band:

Band E4
  • Demonstrates highly developed insights and outstanding ability to formulate and communicate complex concepts supported by thorough and extensive independent investigation

  • Composes a substantial and sustained original major work that effectively engages audience and is appropriate to purpose, concept and medium

  • Exhibits sophisticated and highly developed ability to articulate, monitor and reflect on processes of investigation, interpretation, analysis and composition.

Band E3
  • Demonstrates well developed insights and accomplished ability to formulate and communicate complex concepts supported by competent independent investigation

  • Composes a substantial and sustained original major work that engages audience and is appropriate to purpose, concept and medium

  • Exhibits well developed ability to articulate, monitor and reflect on processes of investigation, interpretation, analysis and composition.

Band E2
  • Demonstrates developing insights and sound ability to formulate and communicate concepts of some complexity supported by independent investigation

  • Composes a substantial and sustained original major work that is appropriate to audience, purpose, concept and medium

  • Exhibits sound ability to articulate, monitor and reflect on processes of investigation, interpretation, analysis and composition.

Band E1  

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