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2016 HSC Standard and Advanced English Area of Study

Assessment Task Notification


Date of Issue: Monday 16, November 2015
Task 1: Area of Study - Discovery

Weighting: 25%

Task date: 3 rd December, 2015

Outcomes: 2,3,4,6,7,10
Part A - Imaginative Writing (15%) Hand-in
Select one of the images provided and compose a narrative exploring the idea that discovery can be evoked by
curiosity, necessity or wonder. Your narrative may reflect a metaphorical interpretation of the image but your choice
should still be clear. Please indicate your choice of image at the beginning of your response.
Length: 1200 words max. Do not exceed this word limit.
Presentation: Times new Roman 12 point, single spacing. No plastic sleeves or folders. Include a word count at the
end of your response.
Part B - Essay (10%) In-class
You are required to respond to an essay question given to you in class, with close reference to your prescribed and
ONE related text. The question will be drawn from the rubric and focus on the new possibilities offered by discovery. You
will be given 50 minutes to complete your essay response. You will not be allowed to refer to any notes, texts or
resource materials.
Criteria for the task. You will be assessed on your ability to:

demonstrate an understanding of the concept of discovery and the link with new possibilities and curiosity,
necessity or wonder
demonstrate an understanding of how composers represent concepts of discovery
communicate effectively in different forms for different audiences and purposes

2016 HSC Standard/Advanced English


Area of Study
IMAGINATIVE MARKING GUIDELINES
Criteria

Marks
Composes a sophisticated and engaging narrative, drawing on the image
and representing curiosity, necessity or wonder
Astutely explores the concept of discovery
Demonstrates skilful control of language and structure appropriate to
audience, purpose, context and form
Composes an engaging narrative, drawing on the image and representing
curiosity, necessity or wonder
Perceptively explores the concept of discovery
Demonstrates effective control of language and structure appropriate to
audience, purpose, context and form
Composes a sound narrative, drawing on the image and representing
curiosity, necessity or wonder
Soundly explores the concept of discovery
Demonstrates satisfactory control of language and structure appropriate to
audience, purpose, context and form
Composes a brief narrative, drawing on a limited understanding of the
visual stimulus
Offers a superficial exploration of the concept of discovery
Demonstrates limited control of language and structure
Attempts to compose a response
Demonstrates elementary control of language

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2016 HSC Standard/Advanced English


Area of Study
ESSAY MARKING GUIDELINES
Marking Criteria

Demonstrates skilfully how texts represent the new possibilities offered by


discovery

Integrates detailed and apt textual references and analysis from both texts
to support the argument

Composes a well-integrated response using language appropriate to


audience, purpose and context

Demonstrates effectively how texts represent the new possibilities offered


by discovery

Integrates substantial textual references and analysis from both texts to


support the argument

Composes a convincing response using language appropriate to audience,


purpose and context

Demonstrates soundly how texts represent some of the new possibilities


offered by discovery

Integrates satisfactory textual references from the texts

Composes an adequate response using language appropriate to audience,


purpose and context

Demonstrates a limited understanding of the concept of discovery

Describes aspects of the texts

Attempts to compose a response with some consideration of audience,


purpose and context

Demonstrates an elementary understanding of the concept of discovery

Refers to text(s) in an elementary way

Attempts to compose a response

Marks

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