PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT MANUAL
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS
HSC ASSESSMENT MANUAL 2013
This booklet contains the information you should know about Assessment for the Higher School Certificate. Section 1 will explain the School’s Assessment Policy for Board Courses. Students should read this section carefully so that they understand and are fully aware of their rights and responsibilities. Section 2 contains the Assessment details for each course. This includes the course components and weightings as set down by the Board of Studies and the assessment schedule for each course. Keep this manual in a safe place for future and regular reference. Do not hesitate to call the School to discuss any aspects of the school Policy or the individual course assessment programs with the relevant Head Teacher or Head of the Senior School.
The information in this booklet is accurate at the time of publication. However, at the Principal’s discretion, it may be necessary to change some details in exceptional circumstances. In such circumstances, students will be informed in writing as soon as possible after the decision is made. The details listed on the Notification for each Assessment Task will be those that will apply. In the case of changed dates, the two week minimum notification of details will be maintained.
CONTENTS SECTION 1: ADVICE TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS – HSC ASSESSMENTS
Introduction For Which Courses is this Manual Relevant? What is an HSC Assessment? How are HSC Assessments calculated? Assessment Program Student responsibilities Attendance and Punctuality School Attendance Attendance for Assessment Tasks Due Dates Clashing With Other School Activities Absence on the Due Date for a Submitted Task Absence on the Day of a Test or On Site Task Punctuality for Assessment Tests Partial Absence on the Due Date of an Assessment Task Absence from Practical or Ensemble Tasks Prolonged Absences Assessment Task Procedure Notice of Assessment Tasks Assistance with an Assessment Task Submission of Assessment Tasks Use of Technology Oral Presentations Un-submitted Assessment Items / Non-Serious Attempts Assessment Task Word and Time Limits Return of Assessment Tasks Ranks Problems Arising Before or During an Assessment Task Request for Extension of Time for Assessment Tasks Need for Scribes Misadventure in a Music Task Penalties Malpractice Penalties Related to Late Submission of Assessment Tasks Penalties Related to Word and Time Limits Non-Completion/Submission of Tasks Leading to an “N" Determination Reviews and Appeals Discrepancies with Marks Student Appeal of an Individual Task Appealing an “N" Determination Review of Final Assessment Mark Some Final Points Disclaimers General Disclaimer Principal’s Discretion What if ……….? and Troubleshooting Schedule
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ASSESSMENT COMPONENTS/WEIGHTS AND INTERNAL ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE
Ancient History Biology Business Studies Chemistry Design and Technology Drama Economics English - Advanced English - Standard English - ESL English Extension 1 Geography Information Processing Technology Japanese Legal Studies Mathematics General Mathematics (2 Unit) Mathematics Extension 1 Modern History Music 1 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Physics Senior Science Society and Culture Visual Arts Hospitality – VET Information Technology - VET Retail – VET SECTION 3: MISCELLANEOUS Instructions to Students for Examination Periods A Glossary of Key Words How to write a Bibliography Student agreement to complete a task prior to the cohort Forms A to E
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SECTION 1: ADVICE TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS Introduction
For Which Courses is this Manual Relevant? The...