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HSC assessment grids for English (Standard)

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 (Standard) sample HSC assessment grids
Component Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Task 5 Weighting
  In class response Viewing/re presenting: Related material Speech Listening task Trial HSC exam  
Timing T 4, Wk 8 T 1, Wk 7 T 2, Wk 4 T 2, Wk 10 T 3, Wk 2
Outcomes 1, 4, 7, 10 2, 7, 9, 11, 13 3, 6, 8, 12 1, 2, 5, 7 3, 4, 6, 8, 10
Syllabus component Area of Study   25     15 40
Module A 15       5 20
Module B     15   5 20
Module C       15 5 20
Marks 15 25 15 15 30 100
Language modes Listening       15   15
Speaking     15     15
Reading 10       15 25
Writing 5 10     15 30
Viewing/Representing   15       15
Marks 15 25 15 15 30 100
Component Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Task 5 Task 6 Weighting
  Writing folio Viewing/ represent ing: key aspect of language Half-yearly: oral Close study of poem Feature article Trial HSC exam  
Timing T 4, Wk 8 T 1, Wk 6 T 2, Wk 2 T 2, Wk 6 T 2,Wk 10 T 3, Wk 2
Outcomes 1, 7, 8, 11, 12 4, 5, 6, 11 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 1, 3, 8, 10, 11 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11
Syllabus component Area of Study 15   15     10 40
Module A   15       5 20
Module B       15   5 20
Module C         15 5 20
Marks 15 15 15 15 15 25 100
Language modes Listening   5   5   5 15
Speaking     10 5     15
Reading     5 5 5 10 25
Writing 10       10 10 30
Viewing/Representing 5 10         15
Marks 15 15 15 15 15 25 100
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