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cover image of article Higher School Certificate Examinations Wednesday 22 October 2014
Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Higher School Certificate Examinations Wednesday 22 October 2014

 

Morning

 

Mathematics

Candidature: 16944 (as at 1 September 2014)

Begins: 9:25 AM Ends: 12:30 PM

The paper consists of two sections.

Section I (10 marks) consists of multiple-choice questions answered on a separate machine-scored answer sheet.

Section II (90 marks) consists of six questions each worth 15 marks. Each question is made up of several short-answer parts. These questions are answered in separate writing booklets.

All questions are compulsory.


Mathematics Extension 2

Candidature: 3408 (as at 1 September 2014)

Begins: 9:25 AM Ends: 12:30 PM

The paper consists of two sections.

Section I (10 marks) consists of multiple-choice questions answered on a separate machine-scored answer sheet.

Section II (90 marks) consists of six questions each worth 15 marks. Each question is made up of several short-answer parts. These questions are answered in separate writing booklets.

All questions are compulsory.

 

Afternoon

 

Mathematics General 2

Candidature: 32071 (as at 1 September 2014)

Begins: 1:55 PM Ends: 4:30 PM

The papers consists of two sections.

Section I (25 marks) consists of multiple-choice questions answered on a separate machine-scored answer sheet.

Section II (75 marks) consists of five questions each worth 15 marks. Each question is made up of several short-answer parts answered in the spaces provided on the question paper.

All questions are compulsory.



cover image of article Higher School Certificate Examinations Tuesday 21 October 2014
Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Higher School Certificate Examinations Tuesday 21 October 2014

 

Morning


Arabic Extension

Candidature: 66 (as at 1 September 2014)

Begins: 9:25 AM Ends: 11:25 AM

The paper consists of two sections.

Section I – Response to prescribed text (25 marks)
This section has two parts.
In Part A, students answer a number of short-answer questions based on a short extract from the prescribed text.
In Part B, the question relates to another extract from the prescribed text. Students respond in Arabic to an extended-response question which is phrased in both English and Arabic.

Section II – Writing in Arabic (15 marks)
Students have a choice of two extended-response questions related to the prescribed issues and respond in Arabic.

 

Modern History

Candidature: 10492 (as at 1 September 2014)

Begins: 9:25 AM Ends: 12:30 PM

The paper consists of four sections.

Section I is compulsory. Students attempt one question from each of Sections II, III and IV. All sections are of equal value.

Section I Core (25 marks)
There are source-based short answer and multiple-choice questions to the value of 15 marks. There is also a source-based question to the value of 10 marks. Answers are written in the spaces provided in the question booklet.

Section II National Studies (25 marks)
There are nine extended response questions, one for each National Study. Each question offers an internal choice of two. Students attempt one.

Section III Personalities in the Twentieth Century (25 marks)
There is one question in two parts which students answer in relation to their chosen personality.

Section IV International Studies in Peace and Conflict (25 marks)
There are seven extended response questions, one for each International Study in Peace and Conflict. Each question offers an internal choice of two. Students attempt one.

 

Afternoon

 

Aboriginal Studies

Candidature: 431 (as at 1 September 2014)

Begins: 1:55 PM Ends: 5:00 PM

The paper consists of three sections.

Section I (55 marks) consists of three parts.
Part A (25 marks) - multiple-choice and short-answer questions.
Part B (15 marks) - six questions in parts, one for each topic. Students select one question. Each question is worth 15 marks.
Part C (15 marks) - one extended response question.

Section II (15 marks) consists of one question structured in parts.

Section III (30 marks)
There are two questions based on each option, one worth 10 marks and one worth 20 marks. Students are required to answer the questions from the option they have studied.


Agriculture

Candidature: 1399 (as at 1 September 2014)

Begins: 1:55 PM Ends: 5:00 PM

The paper consists of two sections.

Section I has two parts.
Part A (20 marks) consists of 20 multiple-choice questions, answered on a separate machine-scored answer sheet.
Part B (60 marks) consists of short-answer questions. All questions are compulsory and are answered on the examination paper in the spaces provided.

Section II consists of six questions, two for each of the three electives. The first question on each elective is worth 8 marks and the second is an extended response worth 12 marks.

Students must attempt both questions on the elective they have studied. Questions are answered in separate writing booklets.

 

CCAFL languages - Background Speakers

Persian (21), Russian (17)

Begins: 2:00 PM Ends: 5:00 PM

CCAFL (Collaborative Curriculum and Assessment Framework for Languages) is a national framework for the development of languages syllabuses and the setting and marking of languages examinations. Under the CCAFL agreement various state and territory curriculum, assessment and certification authorities develop examinations in a wide range of small candidature community languages.

The Background Speakers examination has three papers, all of which are compulsory.

Paper 1 (25 marks)
This paper consists of two parts.
In Part A (10 marks) students listen to one text and respond in English to a number of questions relating to both the content and language features of the text.
In Part B (15 marks) students listen to two texts and answer one question that requires the student to evaluate, compare and contrast the information, opinions and ideas from the texts.

Paper 2 (50 marks)
This paper consists of two parts.
In Part A (25 marks) students respond to a number of questions on one written text. Questions are written in the target language and/or English for answers in either the target language or English as specified.
In Part B (25 marks) students read one text and answer one question in the target language that requires the student to respond to the opinions, ideas and information in the text.

Paper 3 (25 marks)
Students are required to write one original text in the target language. The student is expected to make reference to at least two of the texts studied from the prescribed reading list. There is a choice of three questions. Questions are phrased in the target language and English. Each question is worth 25 marks.

 

CCAFL languages - Continuers

Armenian (23), Croatian (14), Dutch (0), Filipino (11), Hindi (19), Hungarian (6), Khmer (18), Macedonian (22), Maltese (1), Polish (21), Portuguese (18), Serbian (14), Swedish (13), Tamil (23), Turkish (36), Ukrainian (3),

Begins: 2:00 PM Ends: 4:40 PM

CCAFL (Collaborative Curriculum and Assessment Framework for Languages) is a national framework for the development of languages syllabuses and the setting and marking of languages examinations. Under the CCAFL agreement, various state and territory curriculum, assessment and certification authorities develop examinations in a wide range of small candidature community languages. Because these examinations are used nationally, they are scheduled at a time suitable to all participating states.

The Continuers examination consists of three sections.

Section 1 - Listening and Responding (30 marks)
This section consists of two parts.
In Part A (15 marks) students listen to three aural texts in the target language and respond to questions in English.
In Part B (15 marks) students listen to three aural texts. Questions are phrased in English and the target language. Students are required to respond in the target language.

Section 2 - Reading and Responding (25 marks)
This section consists of two parts.
In Part A (10 marks) students respond in English to a number of questions on two written texts.
In Part B (15 marks) students read approximately 150 words in the target language and answer one question in the target language by responding to the information, ideas and/or opinions in the text.

Section 3 (20 marks)
Students are required to write a text in the target language. There are two to four questions, of which students must choose one. Questions are phrased in the target language and English.

 

German Extension

Candidature: 64 (as at 1 September 2014)

Begins: 1:55 PM Ends: 3:55 PM

The paper consists of two sections.

Section I – Response to prescribed text (25 marks)
This section has two parts.
In Part A, students answer a number of short-answer questions based on a short extract from the prescribed text.
In Part B, the question relates to another extract from the prescribed text. Students respond in German to an extended-response question which is phrased in both English and German.

Section II – Writing in German (15 marks)
Students have a choice of two extended-response questions related to the prescribed issues and respond in German.

 

Heritage Chinese

Candidature: 121 (as at 1 September 2014)

Begins: 2:00 PM Ends: 4:40 PM

The paper consists of two sections.

Section 1 - Responding to texts (50 marks)
In this section, students respond to questions based on one or two stimulus texts which may be written or recorded. Questions may integrate the skills of listening, reading and writing. Questions are phrased in Chinese and English, for response in English or Chinese, as specified.

Section 2 - Creating texts in Chinese (25 marks)
In this section, students write an evaluative or persuasive or reflective text in Chinese. Students answer one question from a choice of two. The questions will be phrased in Chinese and English for a response in Chinese. Students are expected to write approximately 300 characters.

 

Japanese Extension

Candidature: 195 (as at 1 September 2014)

Begins: 1:55 PM Ends: 3:55 PM

The paper consists of two sections.

Section I – Response to prescribed text (25 marks)
This section has two parts.
In Part A, students answer a number of short-answer questions based on a short extract from the prescribed text.
In Part B, the question relates to another extract from the prescribed text. Students respond in Japanese to an extended-response question which is phrased in both English and Japanese.

Section II – Writing in Japanese (15 marks)
Students have a choice of two extended-response questions related to the prescribed issues and respond in Japanese.


Vietnamese Continuers

Candidature: 144 (as at 1 September 2014)

Begins: 2:00 PM Ends: 5:00 PM

The paper consists of three sections.

Section I – Listening and Responding (30 marks)
There are two parts in this section.
In Part A (20 marks), students listen and respond to recorded texts in Vietnamese. Questions are in English for responses in Vietnamese.
In Part B (10 marks), students respond to questions on two texts in Vietnamese. Questions are in English and Vietnamese for responses in Vietnamese.

Section II – Reading and Responding (30 marks)
This section has two parts. In Part A (20 marks), students read two texts in Vietnamese and answer questions phrased in English, for responses in English. In Part B (10 marks), students read a short text in Vietnamese. The task is phrased in English for a response in Vietnamese.

Section III – Writing in Vietnamese (15 marks)
Students are required to write an original text in Vietnamese. There is a choice of two questions.

 

Heritage Indonesian

Candidature: 1 (as at 1 September 2014)

Begins: 2:00 PM Ends: 4:40 PM

The paper consists of two sections.

Section 1 - Responding to texts (50 marks)
In this section, students respond to questions based on one or two stimulus texts which may be written or recorded. Questions may integrate the skills of listening, reading and writing. Questions are phrased in Indonesian and English for response in English or Indonesian, as specified.

Section 2 - Creating texts in Indonesian (25 marks)
In this section, students write an evaluative or persuasive or reflective text in Indonesian. Students answer one question from a choice of two. The questions will be phrased in Indonesian and English for a response in Indonesian. Students are expected to write approximately 250 words.


Heritage Japanese

Candidature: 18 (as at 1 September 2014)

Begins: 2:00 PM Ends: 4:40 PM

The paper consists of two sections.

Section 1 - Responding to texts (50 marks)
In this section, students respond to questions based on one or two stimulus texts which may be written or recorded. Questions may integrate the skills of listening, reading and writing. Questions are phrased in Japanese and English for response in English or Japanese, as specified.

Section 2 - Creating texts in Japanese (25 marks)
In this section, students write an evaluative or persuasive or reflective text in Japanese. Students answer one question from a choice of two. The questions will be phrased in Japanese and English for a response in Japanese. Students are expected to write approximately 500 ji.


Heritage Korean

Candidature: 39 (as at 1 September 2014)

Begins: 2:00 PM Ends: 4:40 PM

The paper consists of two sections.

Section 1 - Responding to texts (50 marks)
In this section, students respond to questions based on one or two stimulus texts which may be written or recorded. Questions may integrate the skills of listening, reading and writing. Questions are phrased in Korean and English for response in English or Korean, as specified.

Section 2 - Creating texts in Korean (25 marks)
In this section, students write an evaluative or persuasive or reflective text in Korean. Students answer one question from a choice of two. The questions will be phrased in Korean and English for a response in Korean. Students are expected to write approximately 625 ja.



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