11to12 Circulars - May 2020 Extraordinary Edition 2

General information

Updated Curriculum and Assessment Advice – COVID-19

Contact
Ivan Banks
(08) 9273 6370
Ivan.Banks@scsa.wa.edu.au

Rosalba Butterworth (08) 9273 6359
Rosalba.Butterworth@scsa.wa.edu.au

Maureen Lorimer (08) 9273 6397
Maureen.Lorimer@scsa.wa.edu.au

Rob Nairn (08) 9273 6358
Robert.Nairn@scsa.wa.edu.au

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) has consulted with stakeholders and has updated its Curriculum and Assessment Advice – COVID-19 website - https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/curriculum-assessment-covid-19/overview

In particular, the Years 11 and 12 section provides information and accommodations, which will assist teachers to ensure continuity of learning, teaching and assessment for Years 11 and 12 students during 2020.

The recent update symbol and 18 May 2020 date stamp indicate recent updates.

COVID-19: Years 11 and 12 Design ATAR and General – Modified Assessment Tables for use in 2020

Contact
Claire Hodge (08) 9273 6342
Claire.Hodge@scsa.wa.edu.au

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) has updated its Curriculum and Assessment Advice – COVID-19 website advice in relation to Years 11 and 12 Design.

After consultation with, and consideration of advice from stakeholders, the Assessment Tables for the following courses have been modified for use in 2020.

  • Year 11 Design ATAR modified assessment table for 2020
  • Year 12 Design ATAR modified assessment table for 2020
  • Year 11 Design General modified assessment table for 2020
  • Year 12 Design General modified assessment table for 2020

View these documents and further information in the Years 11 and 12 course specific section of the Curriculum and Assessment Advice – COVID-19 site.

Teachers must adjust their Assessment Outline for these courses to reflect the modified Assessment Tables. The Authority will require teachers to revert to using the Authority's standard Assessment Tables in 2021.


COVID-19: Years 11 and 12 Outdoor Education ATAR and General – Modified Assessment Tables for use in 2020

Contact
Dino Manalis
(08) 9273 6356
Dino.Manalis@scsa.wa.edu.au

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) has updated its Curriculum and Assessment Advice – COVID-19 website advice in relation to Years 11 and 12 Outdoor Education.

After consultation with, and consideration of advice from stakeholders, the Performance 2 Assessment Type has been removed. The Assessment Tables for the following courses have been modified for use in 2020.

  • Year 11 Outdoor Education ATAR modified assessment table for 2020
  • Year 12 Outdoor Education ATAR modified assessment table for 2020
  • Year 11 Outdoor Education General modified assessment table for 2020
  • Year 12 Outdoor Education General modified assessment table for 2020

View these documents and further information in the Years 11 and 12 course specific section of the Curriculum and Assessment Advice – COVID-19 site.

Teachers must adjust their Assessment Outline for these courses to reflect the modified Assessment Tables. The Authority will require teachers to revert to using the Authority's standard Assessment Tables in 2021.


COVID-19: Year 12 Music ATAR – Modified Practical (performance) marking key and modified Practical (performance and/or composition portfolio) examination requirements document for use in 2020

Contact
Nick Fielding
(08) 9273 6756
Nick.Fielding@scsa.wa.edu.au

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) has updated its Curriculum and Assessment Advice – COVID-19 website advice in relation to Year 12 ATAR Music.

After consultation with, and consideration of advice from stakeholders, the requirement that repertoire is presented with the intended accompaniment has been removed from the Music ATAR course practical (performance) examination in 2020.

The Music ATAR course Practical (performance) examination marking key has been modified for use in 2020, with the removal of the Musical interaction criterion to provide flexibility for teachers and students. To reflect this modification, a minor edit to the Music ATAR course 2020 Practical (performance and/or composition portfolio) examination requirements document has been made.

Teachers must adjust their practical (performance) marking to reflect the modified practical (performance marking key). The Authority will require teachers to revert to using the standard Music ATAR course Practical (performance) examination marking key in 2021.


COVID-19: Year 12 Materials Design and Technology ATAR – Modified Practical (portfolio) marking key and modified Practical (portfolio) examination requirements document for use in 2020

Contact
Kim Outtrim
(08) 9273 6380
Kim.Outtrim@scsa.wa.edu.au

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) has updated its Curriculum and Assessment Advice – COVID-19 website advice in relation to Year 12 ATAR Materials Design and Technology.

After consultation with, and consideration of advice from stakeholders, the Materials Design and Technology ATAR course Practical (portfolio) examination marking key has been modified for use in 2020, with the removal of Criterion 5: Evidence of production (process, time and visual) and modification of Criterion 6: Finished product and final evaluation to provide flexibility for teachers and students. To reflect this modification, the Materials Design and Technology ATAR course Practical (portfolio) examination requirements document has been made.

Teachers must adjust their practical (portfolio) marking to reflect the modified practical (portfolio) marking key. The Authority will require teachers to revert to using the standard Materials Design and Technology ATAR course Practical (portfolio) examination marking key in 2021.


COVID-19: 2020 Externally Set Tasks (ESTs)

Contact
Lisa Honczarenko
(08) 9273 6763
Lisa.Honczarenko@scsa.wa.edu.au

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) has updated its Curriculum and Assessment Advice – COVID-19 website advice in relation to 2020 Externally Set Tasks (ESTs).

After consultation with, and consideration of advice from stakeholders, schools are required to administer the EST during weeks 7, 8 and 9 of Term 2, 2020 (8 26 June 2020).

The EST will take 50 minutes and must be completed under standard test conditions.

As previously advised by the Authority in 2019, the EST will be based on Unit 3 syllabus content.

For 2020, the EST process will be modified as follows:

  • schools will be required to upload into SIRS, for each student, in each course the EST raw mark
  • independent marking of a sample of scripts from all classes in all schools for each course will not be conducted, therefore, schools are not required to submit Authority selected scripts
  • feedback provided by the Authority to schools for each course will be limited to the school mark distribution compared to the state distribution
  • grading reviews will not be initiated based on EST school results.

The Authority will inform schools via its 11to12 circular when the modified Externally Set Tasks Handbook 2020 has been published.