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Performance Descriptions for Reporting Achievement in Stage 6 Board Endorsed Courses

These performance descriptions provide the standards to be used when submitting assessment marks for students in HSC Board Endorsed Courses (including Content Endorsed Courses*)

90 - 100

  • demonstrates extensive knowledge and understanding of content
  • displays comprehensive understanding of content, processes, concepts
  • critically analyses, synthesises and interprets information
  • demonstrates high–level competence in particular skills, processes
  • demonstrates high–level skills in critical judgement, reasoning, prediction, inference, evaluation, problem solving, interpretation
  • demonstrates high–level skills in the use of appropriate technologies
  • demonstrates outstanding performance and technique
  • effectively communicates in a coherent, creative, succinct, logical, sophisticated manner with precision, originality or flair using terminology extensively and appropriately

80 - 89

  • demonstrates thorough knowledge and understanding of content
  • displays detailed understanding of content, processes, concepts
  • analyses, synthesises and interprets information
  • demonstrates competence in particular skills, processes
  • demonstrates competent skills in critical judgement, reasoning, prediction, inference, evaluation, problem solving, interpretation
  • demonstrates competent skills in the use of appropriate technologies
  • demonstrates accomplished performance and technique
  • competently communicates in a coherent, creative, succinct, logical, sophisticated manner with control or originality using appropriate terminology.

70 - 79

  • demonstrates sound knowledge and understanding of content
  • displays clear understanding of content, processes, concepts
  • analyses and interprets information
  • demonstrates ability in particular skills, processes
  • demonstrates skills in critical judgement, reasoning, prediction, inference, evaluation, problem solving, interpretation
  • demonstrates skills in the use of appropriate technologies
  • demonstrates sound performance and technique
  • communicates in a creative, succinct, logical, manner with coherence, control or originality using appropriate terminology.

60 - 69

  • demonstrates basic knowledge and understanding of content
  • displays basic understanding of content, processes, concepts
  • interprets information
  • demonstrates basic ability in particular skills, processes
  • demonstrates basic skills in judgement, reasoning, prediction, problem solving, interpretation
  • demonstrates basic skills in the use of appropriate technologies
  • demonstrates basic performance and technique
  • communicates with adequate control or originality using some appropriate terminology.

50 - 59

  • demonstrates elementary knowledge and understanding of content
  • displays simple understanding of content, processes, concepts
  • interprets information
  • demonstrates elementary ability in particular skills, processes
  • demonstrates elementary skills in argument and problem solving
  • demonstrates elementary skills in the use of appropriate technologies
  • demonstrates elementary performance and technique
  • demonstrates limited communication abilities

0 - 49

* Note: Separate course-specific descriptions have been developed for the English Studies CEC.

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