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Information regarding the HSC examination in Industrial Technology from 2010

The new Industrial Technology Stage 6 Syllabus (October, 2008) is a revised syllabus introduced for Preliminary students from 2009 and will be first examined during the 2010 HSC. The written examination for Industrial Technology is substantially different to Industrial Technology examinations in the past.

In the Industrial Technology HSC examination in 2010 and beyond:

  • there will be six separate one-and-a-half hour written examination papers, one for each industry focus area: Automotive Technologies, Electronics Technologies, Graphics Technologies, Metal and Engineering Technologies, Multimedia Technologies, and Timber Products and Furniture Technologies
  • Section I will contain objective response questions to the value of 10 marks. These questions will be specific to each industry focus area
  • Section II will contain short-answer questions to the value of 15 marks. These questions will be specific to each industry focus area
  • in Section III, all students will attempt the same structured extended response question worth 15 marks
  • the Major Project will remain the same.

Specimen 2010 Industrial Technology written examinations for Timber Products and Furniture Technologies and Multimedia Technologies are being developed and will be available on the Board's website during Term 4 2009.

The Industrial Technology HSC examination specifications now give guidance on the expected length of extended responses, stated in terms of the approximate number of pages of an examination writing booklet (based on average-sized handwriting) and/or an approximate number of words. Students may write less than or more than what is expected and they will not be penalised. Their responses will be marked on the structure and organisation of responses, the quality of the arguments and explanations, and the relevance of the content to the question asked.

More details about the examination, and information about assessment components and weightings are in Assessment and Reporting in Industrial Technology Stage 6. (PDF, 223 KB)

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