- Feb 16, 2005
The whole point of the subject is not intended to revolve around a single theory exam. The external HSC exam is only ONE way to assess syllabus outcomes. The subject is supposed to teach and assess a diverse range of skills that are applicable to uni/workplace etc, not just how to answer questions in an exam.Yeah, I get that, but it just seems a bit absurd to me how trials can be worth a maximum of 30%, despite being the best indicator for HSC assessment marks. as for suggesting me to be placed above in that scenario, it would be pretty redundant for the other assessment, but it would still make sense to keep the ranks similar but make the gaps significantly less? Wouldn't that be beneficial for everyone in the actual HSC?
You already keep your HSC external exam mark, so if that is your strong point then you‘re already covered on 50% of your marks. Trying to add more than another 15% (half of 30%) from internal trial exams would create even more unfair bias against students who have strong skills in other areas (e.g. practical lab skills). This is essentially the motivation behind the cap of the weighting of trial exams.