VET & the HSC It’s about time! and It’s ALL about YOU!
How to ‘nail’ the Exam <ul><li>Your course has two levels of study and assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AQF, some parts no...
‘ Train Hard’ to Achieve your PB (Personal BEST)! <ul><li>Achieving a PB is MOSTLY about what you do before the  race ! </...
The EXAM <ul><li>All HSC papers have straightforward instructions to show you what is expected. </li></ul><ul><li>The pape...
# 4 SECTIONS <ul><li>Section I. Multiple Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Section II. Short Answer. </li></ul><ul><li>*Section III...
It’s About Time! <ul><li>It’s  NOTTA  speed race! You have the  rest of your life  … so prepare and plan to spend the WHOL...
Multiple Choice- The Best Answer <ul><li>It’s the BEST answer. </li></ul><ul><li>Examiners target ‘Units of Competency’ in...
‘ NOTSO’ Short Answers <ul><li>use a highlighter or circle the ‘key’ words in the question </li></ul><ul><li>Use appropria...
Extend your Extended Response <ul><li>You are expected to provide a comprehensive answer that may take a number of pages t...
Be prepared… Pee & Drink  <ul><li>Ensure that you have enough water available </li></ul><ul><li>Spare, extra essential equ...
The KEY to answering Questions KEY Words <ul><li>Account  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Account for: state reasons for, report on....
KEY Words <ul><li>Critically (analyse/evaluate)  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add a degree or level of accuracy depth, knowledge ...
KEY Words <ul><li>Extrapolate  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Infer from what is known  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identify  </li></ul>...
<ul><li>dO iT NoW! </li></ul>
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Vet & The HSC 2010

  1. 1. VET & the HSC It’s about time! and It’s ALL about YOU!
  2. 2. How to ‘nail’ the Exam <ul><li>Your course has two levels of study and assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AQF, some parts not examined in HSC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>competency based- demonstrate skills, knowledge & understanding in a variety of assessments/proof </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ONLY some competencies, so no need to study or revise the these </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HSC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Examination based ONLY on the HSC components of your course </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ONLY study the competencies that are part of the HSC part of the course. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. ‘ Train Hard’ to Achieve your PB (Personal BEST)! <ul><li>Achieving a PB is MOSTLY about what you do before the race ! </li></ul><ul><li>Those students that show initiative in gathering and using resources out score students who don’t. </li></ul><ul><li>Use: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>your course notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://hsc.csu.edu.au/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>practice tests, quizzes, course notes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://studentsonline.bos.nsw.edu.au/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HSC Exam Papers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>practice tests, quizzes etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>FORM a study group, a few friends BUT make rules! Offer a reward… pizza after 2 hours?? Don’t make it social! </li></ul><ul><li>There’ll be time enough for social when the deal’ns done! </li></ul>
  4. 4. The EXAM <ul><li>All HSC papers have straightforward instructions to show you what is expected. </li></ul><ul><li>The paper will show you how many marks can be earned for each question, and give a guide to how much time to spend on each section. </li></ul><ul><li>Papers usually offer you several types of questions – such as multiple choice, short and long (extended) answers – to show your knowledge in a range of ways. </li></ul><ul><li>Before an exam is approved and printed, an experienced teacher of that subject ‘sits’ the paper to check it can be completed in the time allowed. The teacher also comments on how well the paper covers the syllabus and whether the language is clear. </li></ul>
  5. 5. # 4 SECTIONS <ul><li>Section I. Multiple Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Section II. Short Answer. </li></ul><ul><li>*Section III. From 2010 will now only contain one compulsory extended response question that all students answer. </li></ul><ul><li>#Section IV has been added which will contain a compulsory structured extended response question (there will be only one question, except for Frameworks with streams - Hospitality, Retail Services and Tourism and Events - where there will be one question for each stream. </li></ul><ul><li>* changed </li></ul><ul><li># new! </li></ul>
  6. 6. It’s About Time! <ul><li>It’s NOTTA speed race! You have the rest of your life … so prepare and plan to spend the WHOLE time in the Exam room. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have completed the TRIAL Exam or HALF Yearly in LESS than the allocated time… THEN you have an opportunity to BUY marks by utilising that time to BETTER answer the questions. JUST 5 more marks are possible from EVERYONE here today! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Multiple Choice- The Best Answer <ul><li>It’s the BEST answer. </li></ul><ul><li>Examiners target ‘Units of Competency’ in each question. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>what is the unit of work being examined/tested in each question? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>use a highlighter or circle the ‘key’ words in the question </li></ul><ul><li>Read all the answers. </li></ul><ul><li>Select the MOST correct answer. </li></ul>
  8. 8. ‘ NOTSO’ Short Answers <ul><li>use a highlighter or circle the ‘key’ words in the question </li></ul><ul><li>Use appropriate language (industry applicable) </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t write ‘ I don’t know’! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As a last resort… define the industry meaning of the key term </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be concise, but understand that a ‘short answer’ is not one word or a phrase </li></ul><ul><li>If the question asks for more than one, then MAKE sure you provide more than one! Use bullet points, if necessary to define more than one! </li></ul><ul><li>If the question is worth 4 marks then the examiners may be expecting 4 ‘answers’! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Extend your Extended Response <ul><li>You are expected to provide a comprehensive answer that may take a number of pages to properly answer. </li></ul><ul><li>A SPECIFIC document layout may be required. Don’t make up a new layout on the day, use the ones you have learnt in this course </li></ul><ul><li>The examiners may provide clues eg. The question may state…“Your answer should consider the following”. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SO use their question as sub-headings in your answer to ensure that you cover every aspect of the question </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use industry language, no ‘slang’ or ‘kiddy’ talk </li></ul><ul><li>If you are stuck… make an outline of how you will answer the question: layout, headings, defining key terms, content- then build this into an answer. Use your examination writing booklet, Question number for your draft.Examiners may provide some marks based on your plan. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Be prepared… Pee & Drink <ul><li>Ensure that you have enough water available </li></ul><ul><li>Spare, extra essential equipment; pens etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure that you use the toilet before the exam </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t change routine- DON’T have a coffee when you don’t drink coffee </li></ul><ul><li>STAY in the EXAM room and spend your time WISELY, INTELLIGENTLY, CLEVERLY to GET the marks you have worked towards </li></ul>
  11. 11. The KEY to answering Questions KEY Words <ul><li>Account </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Account for: state reasons for, report on. Give an account of: narrate a series of events or transactions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Analyse </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify components and the relationship between them; draw out and relate implications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Apply </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use, utilise, employ in a particular situation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Appreciate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a judgement about the value of </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assess </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a judgement of value, quality, outcomes, results or size </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Calculate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ascertain/determine from given facts, figures or information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clarify </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make clear or plain </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Classify </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrange or include in classes/categories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Compare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Show how things are similar or different </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Construct </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make; build; put together items or arguments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contrast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Show how things are different or opposite </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. KEY Words <ul><li>Critically (analyse/evaluate) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add a degree or level of accuracy depth, knowledge and understanding, logic, questioning, reflection and quality to (analyse/evaluate) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Deduce </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw conclusions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Define </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State meaning and identify essential qualities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Show by example </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Describe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide characteristics and features </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discuss </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify issues and provide points for and/or against </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Distinguish </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognise or note/indicate as being distinct or different from; to note differences between </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a judgement based on criteria; determine the value of </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inquire into </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Explain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relate cause and effect; make the relationships between things evident; provide why and/or how </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Extract </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose relevant and/or appropriate details </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. KEY Words <ul><li>Extrapolate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Infer from what is known </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identify </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognise and name </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interpret </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw meaning from </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Investigate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan, inquire into and draw conclusions about </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Justify </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support an argument or conclusion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sketch in general terms; indicate the main features of </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Predict </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggest what may happen based on available information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Propose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Put forward (for example a point of view, idea, argument, suggestion) for consideration or action </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Present remembered ideas, facts or experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recommend </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide reasons in favour </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recount </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Retell a series of events </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summarise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Express, concisely, the relevant details </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Synthesise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Putting together various elements to make a whole </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>dO iT NoW! </li></ul>
  15. 15. NoW!

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