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 2021 HSC
 2021 HSC  Mathematics Standard 1 Examination 2 unit (15232)
Performance Band Descriptors — 2021 Higher School Certificate
2021 Mathematics Standard 1 Examination Performance Band Descriptors and State Performance (Acrobat PDF)
2 unit Mathematics Standard 1 Examination
2021 Candidature  1463
Band 6 (4.23%)

Demonstrates extensive knowledge and skills appropriate to the course. Applies appropriate mathematical concepts, skills and techniques consistently and accurately in familiar and unfamiliar contexts. Selects and uses a variety of problemsolving strategies to solve mathematical problems. Applies mathematical reasoning and interprets mathematical models. Communicates effectively using appropriate mathematical notation, diagrams and graphs.


Band 5 (15.1%)

Demonstrates thorough knowledge and skills appropriate to the course. Applies appropriate mathematical concepts, skills and techniques consistently in familiar contexts. Selects and uses some problemsolving strategies to solve mathematical problems. Uses mathematical reasoning and interprets familiar mathematical models. Communicates using appropriate mathematical notation, diagrams and graphs.


Band 4 (31.64%)

Demonstrates sound knowledge and skills appropriate to the course. Uses mathematical concepts, skills and techniques in familiar contexts. Selects and uses some problemsolving strategies to solve mathematical problems with limited success. Uses mathematical reasoning. Communicates using mathematical notation, diagrams and graphs.


Band 3 (32.39%)

Demonstrates basic knowledge and skills appropriate to the course. Uses a limited range of mathematical concepts, skills and techniques. Uses some mathematical reasoning. Uses mathematical notation, diagrams and graphs.


Band 2 (12.85%)

Demonstrates limited knowledge and skills appropriate to the course. Uses minimal mathematical techniques. Uses some simple mathematical notation or diagrams.


Band 1 (3.75%)

A mark in this band indicates that the student has achieved below the minimum standard expected.

