Aboriginal Studies | Stage 2 | Planning to Teach | Subject Operational Information | 2020
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Stage 2 Aboriginal Studies
These web pages connect schools and teachers to information on procedures relating to final moderation and external assessment requirements. Key dates, including dates for the submission of results, are also provided.
Stage 2 Aboriginal Studies is a 20-credit subject.
The learning and assessment requirements for this subject are set out in the 2021 subject outline.
Refer to Learning and assessment plans for information on developing and approving Stage 2 Aboriginal Studies LAPs.
Online moderation and marking
School assessment materials for Stage 2 Aboriginal Studies will be submitted for online moderation using school assessment results sheets in Schools Online.
External assessment materials for Stage 2 Aboriginal Studies will be submitted for online marking using investigation results sheets in Schools Online.
For a simplified list of key operational dates, see the Aboriginal Studies calendar.
School assessment component
Teachers assess the evidence of student learning for:
- Assessment Type 1: Learning Journey
- Assessment Type 2: Social Action.
The SACE Board quality assures the school assessment results through final moderation.
Refer to SACE Assessment and Reporting Guidelines [PDF 290KB] and SACE Stage 2 Moderation Overview [DOC 33KB] for information about the policy context and procedures.
Moderation sample selection
Teachers select the moderation sample of school-assessed materials to submit to the SACE Board.
Refer to Moderation sample selection, which includes FAQs and an instructional video.
Submitting school assessment materials for final moderation
For more information see Online submission of materials and Results sheets and online submission - Stage 2 final moderation.
Supervision and verification
Refer to the information in Supervision and Verification of Students' Work: Policy and Procedures [DOC 164KB] on the use of the record sheet [DOC 164KB] to record and authenticate each student's work. If used, these sheets are to be kept in the school until the end of the clerical check period in February 2022.
A teacher who is unable to verify that the work is the student's own must initiate a breach of rules action through the school's SACE/NTCET coordinator.
- Results sheets and online submission — Stage 2 final moderation (Information sheet 50)
- Moderation sample selection
External assessment component
Students undertake one acknowledgment task in which they demonstrate their understanding of narratives and accomplishments as told by Aboriginal peoples. They present evidence of Aboriginal peoples' and communities' viewpoints on a selected area of study from one of the contexts.
Refer to the subject outline for details of the acknowledgment requirements.
Submitting materials for external assessment
For more information see Online submission of materials and Results sheets and online submission - Stage 2 investigations.
Assessment Type 3: Acknowledgment
This assessment type is categorised as an investigation for operational purposes.
Investigation materials for Aboriginal Studies are submitted online.
The teacher assesses each student's acknowledgment and then submits all acknowledgments for the class to the SACE Board for external assessment.
Supervision and verification
Refer to Supervision and Verification of Students' Work: Policy and Procedures [DOC 90KB]. Teachers must use the record sheet [DOC 164KB] to record and authenticate each student's work. These sheets are to be kept in the school until the end of the clerical check period in February 2022.
A teacher who is unable to verify that an investigation, or part of an investigation, is the student's own work must submit a completed report of potential breach of rules [DOC 108KB] to the SACE Board, through the school's SACE/NTCET coordinator.
- Results sheets and online submission — Stage 2 investigations (Information sheet 51)
- external assessment cover sheet - (optional use) [DOC 38KB]