12.5 Assessment Components, Weightings and Tasks

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This page details the weightings of each assessment in the Preliminary and HSC IPT course.
 
Preliminary Course
 
The suggested components, weightings and tasks for the Preliminary course are set out below. This table shows indicative time spent on each section. An example of assessment weightings is included in the Support document.
 
 
 
Tasks may include:
  • project work
  • essays
  • tests
  • oral presentations
  • portfolios of student work
  • structured interview
  • student - teacher discussion
  • student logs and journal
  • practical assignments
  • practical mastery tests
  • student explanation and demonstration
 There should be a balance between the assessment of:
  • knowledge and understanding outcomes and course content; and
  • skills outcomes and course content.
Annotations:
The assessment weightings in the Preliminary course have changed to correspond with structural changes in the content.
 
 
 
HSC Course

The internal assessment mark for Information Processes and Technology Stage 6 is to be based on the HSC course only. Final assessment should be based on a range and balance of assessment instruments. This table shows indicative time spent on each section. An example of assessment weightings is included in the Support document.

 

Component
Weighting 
 
 20%
 
 20%
 
 20%
 
 40%
 
 Marks
 
 100%

 
Tasks may include:
  • project work
  • essays
  • tests
  • oral presentations
  • portfolios of student work
  • structured interview
  • student - teacher discussion
  • student logs and journal
  • practical assignments
  • practical mastery tests
  • student explanation and demonstration
 There should be a balance between the assessment of:
  • knowledge and understanding outcomes and course content; and
  • skills outcomes and course content.
One task may be used to assess several components. It is suggested that 3-5 tasks are sufficient to assess the HSC course outcomes.
 
Annotations:
There has been no change to the internal assessment structure and topic weightings. Only the topic name has changed from 'Project Work' to 'Project Management'.
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