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HSC assessment grid for Society and Culture

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 the assessment grid without modification, or make changes to suit their particular needs, being mindful that the weightings for each of the assessment components in the HSC course are mandatory.

Society and Culture Sample HSC assessment grid
Component Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Weighting
  Research and report: Social and Cultural Continuity and Change Oral task and/or short written submission on Depth Study 1 Research and related in-class extended response on Depth Study 2 Trial HSC written examination  
End of Term 4,
Year 11
Late Term 1 Mid Term 2 Term 3
H6, H7, H9, H10, H11 H1, H2, H5, H9, H10 H3, H4, H6, H7, H8, H9, H10, H11 H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6, H7, H10
Knowledge and understanding of course content 5 10 10 25 50
Application and evaluation of social and cultural research methodologies 10 5 10 5 30
Communication of information, ideas and issues in appropriate forms 5 5 5 5 20
Marks 20 20 25 35 100
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