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Yo guys,

So my friend's school has given out a major assessment task (worth 30%) for physics and the thing is, they haven't even finished topic one for the subject. This task requires them to do their own research on all of the topics for the course then complete an exam on it... Are teachers allowed to do this?
 

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Yes, they can do whatever they want since its an internal assessment.
 

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Well im not sure about it for year 12, and about it being a major assesment task, but I had a similar thing for prelim physics. The whole assesment was worth 20%, with the written report being 10% and the exam being 10%. Both 30 marks.

The written assesment had us go through a lot of content and dot points by ourselves, most of it NOT being taught again at school. A small bit of it was, which were several formulas and big concepts such as momentum and engergy. The stuff about car safety was not retaught. And the test was mostly about car safety._.

Im not sure if its allowed or not, but it happens. Im not sure what the rules are, really. Maybe teachers are required to asses each students abilities on the points, and simply provide x amount of teaching hours in class? someone else correct me here plz
 

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Pretty sure they can, but should they?
We've had the same ordeal with chemistry, haven't touch nuclear yet we did the assessment task on it.
It's not that hard, just read a couple of books google here and there, and you're on your way.
 

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Yes. Self learning can be a highly effective method plus it helps you for later in life.
 

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of course, my school doesn't have half yearly's...until yr 11 and 12
 

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Yo guys,

So my friend's school has given out a major assessment task (worth 30%) for physics and the thing is, they haven't even finished topic one for the subject. This task requires them to do their own research on all of the topics for the course then complete an exam on it... Are teachers allowed to do this?
what school?
mine might have done something similar. I find it is really helpful to treat writing notes as if an assignment. It means you put the effort into it. As a result, my notes on sulfuric acid in Chemistry are great.
 

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Yep... I currently have two independent research tasks worth 25% for Ancient and Modern personalities (Ramesses II and Trotsky) and had the same for last year (Tutankhamun and JFK)
 

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My teacher did do that for CAFS with groups in context, we studies 3 groups and then we had to do another group by ourselves.
 

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