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Monday, 16 Mar 2015

Stage 5 and Preliminary course student work samples to be retained

BOS 14/15

Who needs to read this notice:
Curriculum co-ordinators
Head Teachers
Teachers of Years 10 and 11

BOSTES enhanced grade monitoring procedures for Stage 5 and Preliminary courses require schools to keep student work samples and the associated assessment activities for the following courses in 2015.

Stage 5 courses Preliminary courses
English English (Standard)
Mathematics English (Advanced)
Science Mathematics
Australian Geography Mathematics General
History Biology
PDHPE Chemistry
Food Technology Physics
  Business Studies
  Legal Studies
  Ancient History
  Modern History
  Community and Family Studies

A minimum of three work samples, representing the upper, middle and lower range of achievement of the current cohort, should be retained for each course in a format that can be uploaded electronically. Each work sample should demonstrate performance towards the end of the stage that is typical of students awarded a particular grade (A to E) by the school.

The purpose of retaining work samples is to enable schools to provide evidence of their interpretation of the standards for a course where BOSTES monitoring processes require them to do so.

Information about the requirement to retain student work samples is available on the Grades section of the BOSTES website.

For more information, contact:
Sharon Phillips
Senior Project Officer
(02) 9367 8164