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HSC assessment grids for Music 2 and Music Extension

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 and two to three tasks are sufficient for a one 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 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.

Music 2 sample HSC assessment grid
Component Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Task 5 Weighting
  Solo or ensemble performance representing the Mandatory topic Development of composition portfolio including viva voce and analysis of compositional techniques. Elective component may include performance notes or composition portfolio or musicology portfolio Integrated Musicology and Aural task Elective – performance, research and critical appraisals or elective composition portfolio or elective musicology portfolio Trial HSC – Musicology and Aural paper; presentation of Core Performance; and Core Composition portfolio  
Term 1 Term 1 (late) Term 2 Term 2 (late) Term 3
H1, H8 H2*, H3*, H4* H5, H7 H1*, H2*, H3*, H4*, H5*, H6*, H7*, H8*, H9* H1*, H2*, H3*, H4*, H5*, H6*, H7*, H8*, H9*
Core Performance 10       10 20
Core Composition   10     10 20
Core Musicology     10   10 20
Core Aural     5   15 20
Performance or Composition or Musicology elective   10   10   20
Marks 10 20 15 10 45 100

* Teachers will select the appropriate outcomes based on the Performance or Composition or Musicology elective selected by each student

Music Extension Sample HSC assessment grid
Component Task 1 Task 2 Weighting
  Performance – performance of repertoire and background research of repertoire or Composition portfolio –analysis of works and styles and draft compositions or Musicology portfolio – research and critical analysis of works Performance – performance of repertoire and critical appraisal of own concert practice or Composition portfolio – viva voce including development and resolution of ideas, musical concepts and techniques or Musicology portfolio – viva voce including development and resolution of topic, sources, and ideas  
Term 2 (early) Term 3 (early)
H1*, H2*, H3*, H4*, H5*, H6* H1*, H2*, H3*, H4*, H5*, H6*
Performance
OR
Composition
OR
Musicology
50 50 100
Marks 25 25 50

* Teachers will select the appropriate outcomes based on the Performance or Composition or Musicology option selected by each student

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