Addressing Key terms in HSC PDHPE exams

Addressing Key terms in HSC PDHPE exams

Each year NESA release feedback from the senior markers of the HSC exam. This feedback often included advice for the next year of students to use as they approach their exam. The advice this year included the following pieces of advice:

Students should:

  • address the key words, for example ‘outline’, ‘describe’, ‘explain’
  • highlight/underline key components of the question

This advice is not new, but I thought it was a good chance to go over what this means. Above is a short video that demonstrates how you should mark your exams, quickly and simply. Circling key terms and underlining syllabus content will help you to identify what the question is actually asking you to do. So often, students do not answer the question, and instead, provide syllabus content without direction.

If you are struggling to know how to approach specific key terms or common terms, I have a bunch of articles on the relevant terms used in PDHPE. Just click the button below to see the selection.


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Access NESA feedback from senior markers here.

By |2018-03-12T04:42:44+10:00March 12th, 2018|Articles, example, HSC PDHPE, Key word, Study Tips, writing|Comments Off on Addressing Key terms in HSC PDHPE exams

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