It’s important for students and their parents to note that from time to time, the grades that appear in their Semester 2 report may appear different to the results they receive on individual assessment tasks. Evidence used to formulate Semester 2 grades is based on all work completed in that timeframe.
These variations in grades are most common in modular subjects, such as Sciences, Physical and Health Education, and Individuals and Societies. This is also the case for project-based courses, such as Design and the Arts Group of subjects. The nature of these courses means a student could find their strengths in certain areas of the subject but be relatively weaker in another. For example, a Physical Health and Education a student may perform strongly in the third quarter’s Y10 Invasion Games unit but performed relatively poorly in the subsequent Juggling Unit. This means that the Semester 2 Physical Health and Education results may appear lower or higher than what the third quarter’s report may suggest.