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HSC assessment grid for Software Design and Development from 2012

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.

Software Design and Development sample HSC assessment grid
Components Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Weighting
  Case Study Report Project Presentation Trial HSC (Written examination)  
Term 4, Week 6 Term 1, Week 6 Term 3, Week 2 Term 3, Week 8
H1.2, H2.2, H5.3 H1.1, H2.1, H3.1, H4.1 H5.1, H5.2, H6.1, H6.3, H6.4 H1.3, H3.2, H4.2, H4.3, H6.2
Knowledge and understanding about the development and impact of software solutions and the software development cycle 5 5   10 20
Design and development of software solutions   5 15 15 35
Project management techniques, including documentation, teamwork and communication 5 5 5 5 20
Project(s)   10 15   25
Marks 10 25 35 30 100
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