Meet the Markers of the '2021 HSC Science Examinations'

When: 31 March - 2 April 2022
Where: Online

The event touted as ‘not to be missed in your PL calendar’ is back in March as we meet with HSC markers to review the results of the previous year’s HSC science exams.

Being a marker for the Higher School Certificate examinations is one of the most sought-after avenues for professional development for science teachers, but not all teachers can be involved in marking. Each year STANSW offers Meet the Markers as a professional development event where teachers who have not marked the previous year can increase their understanding of the marking and judging processes and further develop strategies to better prepare their students for these external tests and examinations.

While the program includes the traditional Stage 6 Science course workshops for Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, Physics, Investigating and Extension Science, these are supplemented by additional workshops by NESA looking at exam development, the Results Analysis Package, marking matters and consistency of grade allocations.

These workshops aim to increase understanding of the HSC examination development and marking processes and also making use of available data to analyze your school's HSC results, identifying areas of the syllabus where improvements can be made in teaching and learning.

Meet the Markers is also highly recommended for both early career teachers taking senior classes for the first time as well as for our pre-service teachers – past attendees have found it a valuable insight and reported that it helped to develop their confidence as they prepared to enter the profession.

Past participants also comment that this event was marked “not to be missed” for their PL calendars.

An extension to the MTM program next year will be trialed for Biology with the opportunity for Biology teachers  to join a professional learning community.  Participants will engage in forum style sessions on the day, and come back for review of their implementation in two follow up sessions.
 
Lock in the dates and book early!

PROGRAM: 

Time Day 1 - Thursday 31 March
9:00 - 11:00
 Biology Exam Analysis
11:30 - 12:30 
 TN1 NESA: Using your students’ HSC results to improve teaching with RAP
11:30 - 12:30
 TN2 NESA: HSC Examination Development Processes and Test Item Design
11:30 - 12:30
 TN3: NESA Marking Matters
11:30 - 12:30
 TN4 NESA: Using the new Science Standards Materials to improve student outcomes in Biology
1:00 - 3:00  Earth and Environmental Science Exam Analysis
3:30 - 5:30
 Biology Professional Learning Community + 2 follow up sessions
3:30 - 4:30
 TN5 NESA: Consistency of Allocating Grades for Year 11
3:30 - 4:30
 TN6 NESA: Using the new Science Standards Materials to improve student outcomes in EES

 

Time Day 2 - Friday 1 April 
9:00 - 11:00
 Chemistry Exam Analysis
11:30 - 12:30 
 FN1 NESA: Using your students’ HSC results to improve teaching with RAP
11:30 - 12:30   FN2 NESA: HSC Examination Development Processes and Test Item Design
11:30 - 12:30   FN3: NESA Marking Matters
11:30 - 12:30   FN4 NESA: Using the new Science Standards Materials to improve student outcomes in Chemistry
1:00 - 3:00
 Investigating Science Exam Analysis
3:30 - 4:30  FN5 NESA: Consistency of Allocating Grades for Year 11
3:30 - 4:30   FN6 NESA: Using the new Science Standards Materials to improve student outcomes in INS

 

Time Day 3 - Saturday 2 April
9:00 - 11:00
 Science Extension Exam Analysis
11:30 - 12:30 
 SN1 NESA: Using your students’ HSC results to improve teaching with RAP
11:30 - 12:30   SN2 NESA: HSC Examination Development Processes and Test Item Design
11:30 - 12:30   SN3 NESA: Using the new Science Standards Materials to improve student outcomes in Physics
1:00 - 3:00  Physics Exam Analysis
3:30 - 4:30  SN4 NESA: Consistency of Allocating Grades for Year 11
3:30 - 4:30
 SN5 NESA: Marking Matters &  Science Extension writing and marking 15 mark questions holistically

 

Biology PLC Session Dates 
5:00 - 6:30pm
Day 4: Thursday 28 April
Developing the lesson plan
Day 5: Thursday 26 May Reflection and Debrief

 

 

Price includes GST  Price Per Exam Analysis 
Individual Member
$154
Secondary School Associate
$203.50
Pre-Service Member
Free
Non Member
$264

 

Price includes GST   Biology PLC 3 x Sessions  
Individual Member  $66
Secondary School Associate
 $88
Pre-Service Member  Free
Non Member  $110

 

Registration is closed.

 

NESA Accredited PD

Completing Meet the Markers Exam Analysis (per subject) will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum addressing standard descriptor 5.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Registration and payment must be received prior to the event commencing. The cancellation must be in writing to the following email address [email protected] 7 days before the event. No refunds will be given after this date.


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