Assessment Tasks for Preliminary and HSC Courses
Many Preliminary and HSC syllabus outcomes cannot be assessed in formal examinations. Therefore, SCEGGS includes a full range of assessment tasks throughout the Preliminary and HSC courses to ensure that our girls:
- Are skilled communicators and flexible thinkers
- Can demonstrate their knowledge and skills in many different forums
- Value the diversity of ideas and thought within the community
This may be conducted through research, a practical task, fieldwork, an oral presentation or a viva voce (discussion).
How the Assessment Program Works
Each assessment focuses on the specific outcomes of the syllabuses. Tasks reflect the outcomes being evaluated. Each student is given an assessment booklet detailing guidelines and general information for each subject. They also receive schedules and details in writing of each assessment task for every subject and are made fully aware of the assessment program, specific criteria and marking guidelines before undertaking the tasks.
Formal examinations also form an integral part of the SCEGGS assessment program. These are held in April and September for Preliminary Courses, although not all subjects require examinations on both occasions.
The Trial Higher School Certificate Examinations for all HSC Courses are held in August of the HSC year.
At the end of the Preliminary course in Year 11, grades for each subject will be submitted to the Board of Studies and these will be added to the student's Record of School Achievement (RoSA). The HSC results will also be added to this same academic transcript at the end of Year 12. The RoSA testamur will be issued to any eligible student by the NSW Education Standards Authority (formerly the NSW Board of Studies) when she finishes school, usually at the end of Year 12. Prior to this, students will be able to access all grades that have been awarded to date online through the NSW Education Standards Authority (formerly the NSW Board of Studies).