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HSC assessment grid for Geography

This sample illustrates one way in which an assessment program can be constructed to meet the Board's parameters that three to five tasks are sufficient for a two unit course and two to three tasks are sufficient for a one unit course. It shows 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 this assessment grid 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.

Geography Sample HSC assessment grid
Component Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Weighting
  Fieldwork Report on Urban Places
OR
Ecosystems at Risk
In-class test (objective response and short answer questions) Geographic Inquiry People and Economic Activity Trial HSC examination  
End of Term 4,
Year 11
Late Term 1 Mid Term 2 Term 3
H1, H8, H9, H10, H11, H13 H1, H2, H5, H6, H7, H10, H11 H1, H3, H6, H7, H8, H9, H10, H12, H13 H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6, H7, H10, H11, H12, H13
Knowledge and understanding of course content 5 10 5 20 40
Geographical tools and skills 5 5 5 5 20
Geographical inquiry and research, including fieldwork 10   10   20
Communication of geographical information, ideas and issues in appropriate forms 5 5 5 5 20
Marks 25 20 25 30 100
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