Year 9 Science

Assessment Outline 2019

Assessment type (from syllabus) Assessment type weighting (from syllabus) Assessment task weighting Assessment task
Science Enquiry 20% 5% Task 1: Design your own experiment
5% Task 5: Practical – The Nervous System
5% Task 11: Practical – Heat Energy
5% Task 17: Practical – Chemical Reactions
Extended response 25% 4.5% Task 2: Ecosystem Research project
4% Task 4: Control and Regulation Research task
4% Task 7: Sound and Light Research task
4% Task 10: Heat and Electricity Research task
4.5% Task 14: Matter Research task
4% Task 16: Chemical Reactions Research task
Test 25% 3.5% Task 3: Unit Test – Ecosystems
4% Task 6: Unit Test – Control and Regulation
3.5% Task 8: Unit Test – Sound and Light
3.5% Task 12: Unit Test – Heat and Electricity
3% Task 13: Unit Test – Tectonic Plates
4% Task 15: Unit Test – Matter
3.5% Task 18: Unit Test – Chemical Reactions
Examination 30% 20%

Task 9: Semester 1 examination

Section One: Multiple-choice questions (20%)

Section Two: 6–8 short answer questions (60%)

Section Three: two questions from a choice of three (20%)

20%

Task 19: Semester 2 examination

Section One: Multiple-choice questions (30%)

Section Two: 6–8 short answer questions (50%)

Section Three: two questions from a choice of three (20%)

Total 100% 100%