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HSC and Preliminary assessment grids for Mathematics

These samples illustrate 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. 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 and Preliminary assessment grids could be constructed that may involve different types of tasks, timing of tasks and weightings given to each task.

Schools may use these assessment grids without modification, or change them to suit their particular needs, being mindful that the weightings for each of the assessment components in the HSC course are mandatory.

Mathematics sample Preliminary assessment grid
Component Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Weighting
  In-class test Mid-course examination Assignment End of course examination  
Late Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 End of Term 3
P2, P3, P4 P2, P3, P4, P5 P2, P3, P4, P5 P2–P8
Concepts, skills and techniques 10 15 5 20 50
Reasoning and communication 5 10 15 20 50
Marks 15 25 20 40 100
Mathematics sample HSC assessment grid
Component Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Weighting
  Calculus assignment and test Mid-course examination Logarithmic and Exponential Functions investigation (extended task) Trial HSC examination  
End of Term 4,
Year 11
Late Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
P6, P7, P8
H2, H6, H7
P2–P8
H2, H4–H9
H3–H6, H8, H9 P2–P8
H2–H9
Concepts, skills and techniques 5 15 10 20 50
Reasoning and communication 5 10 15 20 50
Marks 10 25 25 40 100
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