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HSC assessment grid for Music 1

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.

Music 1 Sample HSC assessment grid
Component Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Task 5 Weighting
  Compositional activities representing current topic Presentation of performance representing current topic Viva voce on current topic supported with detailed aural analyses Elective 1 Depending on the elective this may be a performance; or a musicology viva voce or portfolio; or material from the composition portfolio Trial HSC Aural paper and presentation of Electives 2 and 3. Depending on the elective this may be a performance; or a musicology viva voce or portfolio; or material from the composition portfolio  
Term 1 Term 1 Term 2 Term 2 (late) Term 3
H3, H4, H7 H1, H2 H4, H5, H6 H1*, H2*, H3*, H4*, H5*, H6*, H7*, H8* H1*, H2*, H3*, H4*, H5*, H6*, H7*, H8*
Performance Core   10       10
Composition Core 10         10
Musicology Core     10     10
Aural Core     10   15 25
Elective 1       15   15
Elective 2         15 15
Elective 3         15 15
Marks 10 10 20 15 45 100

* * Teachers will select the appropriate outcomes based on the elective options selected by each student

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