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Information regarding the HSC examinations in Languages Beginners from 2010

Applies to the Beginners courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Modern Greek and Spanish.

Decisions made by the Board of Studies in December 2008 have resulted in changes to some HSC examinations in 2010 and beyond.

There are no changes to the Languages Beginners HSC examination specifications for 2010 and beyond. The 2010 Languages Beginners HSC examinations will have the same format and structure as past Languages Beginners HSC examinations. Working through past HSC examinations would be a valuable part of a student’s preparation program for the 2010 HSC examination in this course. The nature, format and particular emphasis of questions may change from year to year. It is important that students read and respond to the questions in examinations rather than prepare a response to a preconceived idea of what the question will entail.

The Board also decided that rubrics be amended (where necessary) to ensure that, in the marking of responses, due emphasis is placed 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 examinations, and information about assessment components and weightings are in Assessment and Reporting in Languages Beginners Stage 6 (PDF).

Korean Beginners first examined HSC 2017.

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