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ASSESSMENT POLICY AND PROCEDURES. JAMES FALLON HIGH SCHOOL. DP CURRICULUM. Liaises with Students Parents Teachers and Head Teachers Board of Studies = assistance with the HSC testamur. WHY ASSESSMENT?. Assessment is cumulative, and a true reflection of your yearly progress

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Assessment policy and procedures

ASSESSMENT POLICY AND PROCEDURES

JAMES FALLON HIGH SCHOOL


Dp curriculum

DP CURRICULUM

  • Liaises with

    • Students

    • Parents

    • Teachers and Head Teachers

    • Board of Studies

      = assistance with the HSC testamur


Why assessment

WHY ASSESSMENT?

  • Assessment is cumulative, and a true reflection of your yearly progress

  • It covers all outcomes of your courses

  • The assessment result will be used should a problem with your final examination occur


Senior years at jfhs

SENIOR YEARS AT JFHS

  • There is a true school based senior culture at JFHS

  • Once you have made your decision on whether to earn or learn, you commit yourself to learning

  • You must show yourself to be capable of independent study


How is assessment arrived at

HOW IS ASSESSMENT ARRIVED AT?

  • Teachers of HSC and Preliminary classes organise tasks that will reflect the syllabus requirements, covering all course outcomes

  • Teachers submit their assessment schedules to executive for a balance of tasks and a double check for compliance with subject requirements

  • The schedule is placed in a booklet with school procedures and board requirements


How is assessment arrived at1

HOW IS ASSESSMENT ARRIVED AT?

  • Students undertake the tasks and are appropriately marked and ranked by their teachers.

  • Assessment results are collated and sent to the Board of Studies.


How is assessment arrived at2

HOW IS ASSESSMENT ARRIVED AT?

  • The HSC examination is sat by the candidature.

  • The HSC scripts are marked by examiners hired by the Board for each subject.

  • The raw result is sent to the Board for the final HSC result.


How is assessment arrived at3

HOW IS ASSESSMENT ARRIVED AT?

  • The final HSC result is a mark that considers:

    • The assessment mark submitted by the teacher

    • The raw examination mark

    • Varied factors eg. peer cohort, ranking and judge marking

    • 50% assessment and 50% raw mark are the contributors to the final HSC result


So the value of assessment is

SO THE VALUE OF ASSESSMENT IS….

  • Ensuring that all tasks are completed to the best of ability

  • Gaining an appropriate rank in the course for your centre

  • Gaining the best mark you can, for sometimes, you may not sit your HSC final examination!


What is in the booklet

WHAT IS IN THE BOOKLET?

  • JFHS procedures, which reflect Board requirements and school practice

  • A schedule of assessment tasks

  • A calendar at the back FOR PLANNING

  • A proforma for any applications for considerations

  • MOST PRELIMINARY HSC EXPECTATIONS ARE IN THE HSC BOOKLET


Schedules

SCHEDULES


Variations

VARIATIONS


Planner

HSC ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE 2008

-

2009

Bold

research

and prepared

tasks

Italics

test tasks

Underlined

practical, performance, design, project tasks

Shaded

-

Trial HSC

TERM 4 2008

WEEK

DATES

TASKS SCHEDULED

1B

13/10

-

17/10

2A

20/10

-

24/10

3B

27/10

-

31

/10

4A

03/11

-

07/11

5B

10/11

-

14/11

VA 8%

6A

17/11

-

21/11

SDD 5 %

DR 20%

LS 15%

MH 20%

7B

24/11

-

28/11

BIO 20%

DA 10%

ENGX2 20%;

8A

01/12

-

05/11

PDHPE 15%

;

AH 15%;

MAG 10%; MA 10%

;

BUS 10%

ITA 10%

;

ENG S/A

9B

08/12

-

12/12

SSC 20%

;

CHEM 18%;

PHY 16%

;

30%;

GEO 10%

VA 8%

10A

15/12

-

19/12

TERM 1 2009

WEEK

DATES

TASKS SCHEDULED

1A

27/01

-

30/01

2B

02/02

-

06/02

DR 10%

SDD 5 %

3A

09/02

-

13/02

;

GEO 10%

4B

16/02

-

20/02

ENGX1 30%

LS 10%

5A

23/02

-

27/02

CHEM 14%

;

DA 15%

ITA 20%

;

DR 20%

6B

02/03

-

06/03

ENG S/A 10%;

MH

10%

AH 15%

;

7A

09/03

-

13/03

BUS (a) 15%

8B

16/03

-

20/03

ENG S/A 10%;

AH 15%; MH 10%;

MAG 25%

; MA 25%;

VA 5%

GEO 10%;

BUS (b) 15%;

9A

23/03

-

27/03

SDD 15 %

;

CHEM 18%;

PDHPE 20%

;

MAX 30%

DA10%

VA 7%

10B

30/03

-

03/04

SSC 22%

;

BIO 16%;

PHY 22%

VA 8%

LS

15%

11A

06/04

-

09/04

PLANNER


Satisfactory completion of preliminary course requirements

SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF PRELIMINARY COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  • Attendance

  • Application

  • Completion of work


When you are at risk of not fulfilling course requirements

WHEN YOU ARE AT RISK OF NOT FULFILLING COURSE REQUIREMENTS…

  • The class teacher will warn the student in varied ways, but formally with a Board of Studies Warning letter

  • The BOS letters are discussed each week by executive

  • With three letters in one course, HSC Preliminary is compromised


What is the best way to deal with assessment

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH ASSESSMENT?

  • BE ORGANISED and PLAN AHEAD

  • Complete all tasks to the best of your ability

  • Consult with your teachers often and always


How jfhs supports you in the hsc

HOW JFHS SUPPORTS YOU IN THE HSC

  • Year 10 preparation

  • Experienced and suitably qualified teachers

  • Executive and senior executive support

  • Study Days

  • The DET website

  • Extracurricular activities program

  • Mentor scheme

  • Close contact with parents eg. reporting


Education is the best provision for old age aristotle

EDUCATION IS THE BEST PROVISION FOR OLD AGE - Aristotle

  • The HSC provides options for the future – university is one option

  • Employers value the HSC testamur – nationwide

  • The HSC is about independent, organised, self disciplined learning, which is an excellent foundation for lifelong learning as adults.


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