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Assessment Notification HSC Assessment Task 2011

Course: HSC Biology Date of Task:: Period: Venue: Topics:

Wednesday, 15 June, 2011 Period 3 and 4 TBA

Skills Blueprint of Life Search for Better Health

Task Task Number

3

Weighting

20 %

Timing

80 minutes total

Total Marks

50 marks

Component: 9.1 9.3 9.4 Outcomes: 9.1  Justifies the appropriateness of a particular investigation plan ( H11 )  Evaluates the ways in which accuracy and reliability could be improved in investigations ( H12 )  Uses terminology + reporting styles appropriately and successfully to communicate information + understanding ( H13 )  Assesses the validity of conclusions from gathered data and information ( H14 ) 9.2  explain the relationship between dominant and recessive alleles and phenotype using examples  perform an investigation to construct pedigrees or family trees, trace the inheritance of selected characteristics and discuss their current use  process information from secondary sources to construct a model that demonstrates meiosis and the processes of crossing over, segregation of chromosomes and the production of haploid gametes  explain the relationship between the structure and behaviour of chromosomes during meiosis and the inheritance of genes  outline ways in which the environment may affect the expression of a gene in an individual  identify data sources and perform a first-hand investigation to demonstrate the effect of environment on phenotype 9.3  explain why cleanliness in food, water and personal hygiene practices assist in control of disease  identify data sources, plan and choose equipment or resources to perform a first-hand investigation to identify microbes in food or in water  identify the role of antibiotics in the management of infectious disease  process and analyse information from secondary sources to analyse one named infectious disease  perform an investigation to model Pasteur’s experiment to identify the role of microbes in decay  process information from secondary sources to discuss problems relating to antibiotic resistance

Hand-in tasks must be submitted at the student office before 8:45am. Tasks submitted after 8:45am will have a late submission receipt attached to them and signed by the Student Office Staff. This will be handed to the Academic Care Coordinator who will note its receipt and pass it on to the relevant KLA Coordinator. If you are unable to hand the task in on the due date, follow the illness / misadventure policy outlined in your assessment manual. This includes phoning the College by 8:30am and obtaining documented evidence.


Task Description:

HSC Style Practical Examination

Total of marks 

Part A – 6 x Practical Stations (5minutes/station) [30 marks = 6 x 5 mark ]

Part B – 1 x Longer Response (30 minutes total) [20 marks total]

ALL questions are to be attempted and answers written in the spaces provided. Students are required to bring the following equipment in a clear plastic sleeve : ~ student number ~ board approved calculator ~ pen / pencil / rubber / ruler

Marking Criteria: You be assessed on your ability to: Correctly complete the examination questions. Marks will be awarded for the level of understanding, knowledge and skills shown. Questions will require full understanding of the BOS examination verbs ( eg. outline, compare, evaluate etc ) in order to achieve full marks.

Hand-in tasks must be submitted at the student office before 8:45am. Tasks submitted after 8:45am will have a late submission receipt attached to them and signed by the Student Office Staff. This will be handed to the Academic Care Coordinator who will note its receipt and pass it on to the relevant KLA Coordinator. If you are unable to hand the task in on the due date, follow the illness / misadventure policy outlined in your assessment manual. This includes phoning the College by 8:30am and obtaining documented evidence.

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