Society and Culture | Stage 2 | Planning to Teach | Subject Operational Information | 2020

Subject operational information

Stage 2 Society and Culture

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 Society and Culture can be undertaken as a 10-credit subject or a 20-credit subject.

The learning and assessment requirements for this subject are set out in the 2020 subject outline [DOC 4.7MB].

Refer to Learning and assessment plans for information on developing and approving Stage 2 Society and Culture LAPs.

Online moderation and marking

In 2020, school assessment materials for Stage 2 Society and Culture will be submitted for online moderation using school assessment results sheets in Schools Online.

In 2020, external assessment materials for Stage 2 Society and Culture will be submitted for online marking using investigation results sheets in Schools Online.

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Key dates

For a simplified list of key operational dates, see the Society and Culture calendar.

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School assessment component

Teachers assess the evidence of student learning for:

  • Assessment Type 1: Folio
  • Assessment Type 2: Interaction.

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

In 2020, school assessment materials for Stage 2 Society and Culture will be submitted using school assessment results sheets in Schools Online.
For more information see Online submission of materials.

School assessment materials for Society and Culture are submitted online by mid-November (Round A).

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Student materials for the sample for Society and Culture that is to be submitted to the SACE Board for final moderation must include all parts of all tasks for Assessment Type 1: Folio and Assessment Type 2: Interaction.

Supervision and verification

Refer to the information in Supervision and Verification of Students' Work: Policy and Procedures [DOC 90KB] 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 2021.

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.

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External assessment component

For a 10-credit subject or a 20-credit subject, students undertake one external assessment, consisting of an independent, focused investigation of a negotiated contemporary social or cultural issue.

For a 10-credit subject, students present a written report that is a maximum of 1000 words. For a 20-credit subject, students present a written report that is a maximum of 2000 words.

Refer to the subject outline for details of the investigation requirements.

Preparing and collecting materials for external assessment

In 2020, external assessment materials for Stage 2 Society and Culture will be submitted for online marking using investigation results sheets in Schools Online.
For more information see Online submission of materials.

Assessment Type 3: Investigation

This assessment type is categorised as an investigation for operational purposes.

Investigation materials for Society and Culture are submitted online by late September (Round 1).

The teacher assesses each student's investigation and then submits all investigations 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 2021.

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.

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