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HSC examination rubrics

English (ESL)

Listening paper


Your answers will be assessed on how well you:

  • demonstrate understanding of the relationship between language, text, audience and purpose

Paper 1 – Language Study within an Area of Study

Section I


Your answer will be assessed on how well you:

  • demonstrate understanding of the ways language shapes and expresses perceptions

Section II


Your answer will be assessed on how well you:

  • demonstrate understanding of the ways language shapes and expresses perceptions
  • organise, develop and express ideas using language appropriate to audience, purpose and context

Paper 2 – Modules

Section I - Module A: Experience through Language


Your answer will be assessed on how well you:

  • demonstrate understanding of how Australian voices or visions in texts shape meaning and affect interpretation
  • organise, develop and express ideas using language appropriate to audience, purpose and form

Section II – Module B: Texts and Society


Your answer will be assessed on how well you:

  • organise, develop and communicate information, ideas, and attitudes
  • use language appropriate to audience, purpose and context

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