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Work Samples - Grade A

The work samples for this grade, together, assist teachers to gain a common understanding of the standard of work typically produced by students whose performance, on balance, matches the description for Grade A.

At the end of Stage 5 for the School Certificate, student achievement is reported using the Course Performance Descriptors. Read more about School Certificate Grading.

Activity: Literary recount (View Activity…)

Students use information to write a reconstruction of events from the perspective of a character.


Activity: Representation and critical analysis of a text (View Activity…)

Students create an imaginative visual representation of the ideas or issues in a text or module they are studying, and write a critical, interpretive analysis.


Activity: Letters to the Editor - Food (View Activity…)

Students write two letters to the editor of a newspaper giving opposing points of view on the issue of genetically modified food.


Activity: Popular Film Review (View Activity…)

Students view and write a review on a film of their own choosing for a teenage magazine.


Grade A

The student has an extensive knowledge and understanding of the content and can readily apply this knowledge. In addition, the student has achieved a very high level of competence in the processes and skills and can apply these skills to new situations.
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