2008 English Trial Exams by 6I7Q1J56

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									8-Feb-12
    Purpose of today’s seminar:
 To inform you of the ORAL PRESENTATION
 To remind you about scaling
 To explain the HSC papers
 To inform you about your Trial Examinations
 To suggest some study strategies
 To build your confidence about your ability to
  succeed in English

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 TRIAL AND HSC ENGLISH
    STANDARD EXAMS
1. How does scaling apply to English?
2. What can you expect of HSC English
   papers?
3. What can you expect of your Trial
   Exams?
4. How can you prepare for The Trial?
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scaling




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English in the HSC:

 Scaling processes separate for different
  courses – cannot influence each other
 Your internal assessment is moderated
  against your HSC English exam results


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 English sets the standard for each course
  for ATAR scaling
 It is possible to get an ATAR in the 80s-
  90s while doing Standard English
 Your best two units of English count
  towards your ATAR


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HSC English papers




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             HSC English Exams
          Paper 1         Paper 2
40 min




                                        40 min
         Reading Task       Module A
40 min




                                        40 min
         Writing Task        Module B
40 min




                                        40 min
           Comparative
                            Module C
          Long Response




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    Paper 1 : Area of Study
 All Students – Standard and Advanced!
 40%
 15 marks per section
 1 x 120 min exam (+ 10 min reading time):
   40 min part A: reading task
   40 min part B: writing task
   40 min part C: long response: set text + own
     choices
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    Part 1: Reading



         Part 2: Writing task



              Part 3: Comparative Long
              Response





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          Paper 2 : Modules
 Different for Standard and Advanced
 60%
 20 marks per section
 1 x 120 min exam (+ 5 min reading time):
   40 min Module A:
   Run Lola Run (S)/ Blade Runner & Frankenstein (A)
   40 min Module B:
   Curious Incident/Dog (S) OR Hamlet (A)
   40 min Module C:
   Educating Rita (S) / Birthday Letters (A)
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Module A   Module B   Module C




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        Additional texts?
Standard:             Advanced:
    Area of Study:      Area of Study:
     2+                   2+

   Module A: 2+         Module A:
   Module B:             NONE
    NONE                 Module B: 2+
   Module C: 2+          critical
                          perspectives
                         Module C: 2+8-Feb-12
your Trial Papers




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             TRIAL Dates
 Paper 1:   THURSDAY 11th AUGUST 3-5pm

             BUILDING W LEVEL 8



 Paper 2:   THURSDAY 19th AUGUST 3-5pm

              BUILDING W LEVEL 8

  NO OTHER CLASSES DURING TRIAL WEEKS

        LEARNSPACE STILL AVAILABLE


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             BUILDING W




BUILDING D




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    Content of Trial Paper 1
    120mins + Reading Time
        Part 1: Reading



             Part 2: Writing task



                  Part 3: Comparative Long
                  Response





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Content of Trial Paper 2
120mins + Reading Time
40 min Module A:
Run Lola Run (S)/ Blade Runner & Frankenstein (A)
40 min Module B:
  Curious Incident/Dog (S) OR Hamlet (A)
40 min Module C:
Educating Rita (S) / Birthday Letters (A)



Module A           Module B          Module C



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prepare




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Suggestions for your
  study strategy:
1.   Information session/look at powerpoint
2.   Past questions and sample responses
3.   Mock exams
4.   Planning Paragraphs
5.   Staff and Peer feedback
6.   Independent study
7.   Your support group
8.   Exam Techniques
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  1. Information Session /
         Powerpoint

 This PowerPoint will be available on the
  Moodle to be downloaded.
 Explain it to the people who support you
  in your study and use it as part of a
  discussion about how you will study
  successfully for all your exams.

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       2. Past questions and
         sample responses
 Handouts available in class today and next week
     Past HSC papers for each course
     Sample responses from past HSC and
      TRIALS
     Markers’ comments (where available)
 Attempt the questions – within time limit, by hand
 Read through ‘sample answers’ DON’T COPY’!

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3. Mock Exams
  Do I really have to?




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             Mock Exams
When and where?
 Paper 1:
DURING CLASS TIMES NEXT WEEK AND
      THEN ALSO AFTER TRIALS


 Paper 2:
DURING CLASS TIMES NEXT WEEK AND
  THEN ALSO AFTER TRIALS
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  4. Planning paragraphs
 Verbal and visual learners

 You all know how to structure
  paragraphs, but have you used enough
  evidence in them?
 Verbal learners: See next page
 Visual learners and mathematical logical
  learners will benefit from using the 123
  ratio
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     Have you used enough
           evidence?
        point         1:2:3               techniques



                         quotes


            Total of 6 “marks” per paragraph.
 Underline where you have used each of these things
  and give yourself a “total score” for each paragraph, 1
  mark for each underlined thing.

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      5. Staff and Peer Feedback
 Bring to class (or attempt in class) completed, timed,
  hand written responses for marking by your teacher.
 Trust each other! Use the set marking guidelines or
  nominate a few things you’d like your friends to
  comment on, eg:
   Focus on key terms of the questions
   Focus on key terms and requirements of the module
   Remember to write in the ‘style/format’ IF asked
     (e.g. letter/speech etc.)
   Remember to use correct register, tone, vocabulary
   Links between texts
   Quantity and depth of supporting evidence
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        6. Independent study
 Rewriting notes



 Summarise and re-sort existing notes

 KEEP (FIND??) and rewrite YOUR past in-class assessment
  papers – improve on your mark

 Re-read and/or re-view texts to gain BETTER info (not just
  more info)

 Form a study group… useful for some learners

 BRING TO CLASS (or attempt in class) WHOLE PAST
  PAPERS, TIMED FOR 2 HOURS                     8-Feb-12
Selection of additional texts:
 Choose texts which are RICH in RELEVANT
  CONTENT
 Choose texts which MAKE YOU LOOK
  GOOD!
 RANGE of text types
 READ study guides to get help (or Moodle)
 Make links between CHARACTERS and
  SETTINGS - not just plot - in terms of:
   Concepts
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                  7. Support
 If family members/support people are willing to assist
  you, prepare meaningful things that they can help you
  with:
    Verbal Testing / Memorisation:
       Lists of quotations + the techniques employed
       Key terms of the Area of Study/Modules from syllabus
        documents and other vocabulary (eg linking words,
        comparing words...)
    Creating an exam environment
       Ask them set up silent exam-style sessions for you to
        complete past papers



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Also, with respect to (and for) your
  family/support group:
 Manage your stress well; Direct it
  appropriately.
 Give ‘n’ take: when you need a break
  from study, do the vacuuming, wash the
  car, mow the lawn…

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       8. Exam Technique
 Read the whole paper, especially all
  instructions
 As soon as you are allowed to write:
   circle the questions that apply to you (not all
     of them do!!!!)
   make notes on the exam paper
 Make a conscious decision about the order in
  which you will answer the sections of the
  paper (eg. easiest to most difficult? most time
  consuming first?)
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 Use time well:
   Deliberately allow time for reviewing
    answers and editing
 Use mnemonics as memory cues
 Plan ALL your extended responses (10+ lines)
  on the inside cover of the exam booklet, then
  cross out plans once you have completed the
  answer.


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Purpose of today’s seminar:


 To remind you about the big picture in terms of scaling

 To explain the HSC papers

 To inform you about your Trial Examinations

 To suggest some study strategies

 To build your confidence about your ability to
  succeed in English

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