Key word

12 03, 2018

Addressing Key terms in HSC PDHPE exams

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

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 questionThis [...]

7 02, 2018

Judgement the key to what extent

By |2018-02-07T14:20:01+10:00February 7th, 2018|Articles, HSC PDHPE, Key word, Study Tips|Comments Off on Judgement the key to what extent

The phrase "to what extent" was used for almost every extended response question in the 2017 HSC PDHPE exam and contributed around 30% of the marks. To what extent is often used in HSC exams and it is important that it is recognised as a question that requires you to make a judgement. For example, [...]

27 04, 2017

Key word justify

By |2017-04-27T11:17:57+10:00April 27th, 2017|Articles, HSC PDHPE, Key word|Comments Off on Key word justify

The BOSTES key word justify occurs periodically throughout the HSC PDHPE syllabus. BOSTES define the term as follows: Support an argument or conclusion The key word justify relates to two other BOSTES key words: Account Account for: state reasons for, report on. Give an account of: narrate a series of events or transactions Which is [...]

12 10, 2016

Key word examine

By |2016-10-12T20:12:33+10:00October 12th, 2016|Articles, How do athletes train for improved performance?, How does the acquisition of skill affect performance?, how does training affect performance?, How is injury rehabilitation managed, HSC PDHPE, Key word|Comments Off on Key word examine

The BOSTES key word examine is used a number of times in HSC PDHPE. The BOSTES glossary of key words define examine as: enquire into. This is a rather short definition, requiring the person to simply investigate or find/provide information on the topic. Google, however, provides a more thorough definition of the term: inspect (someone or [...]

25 08, 2016

Key word describe

By |2016-08-25T15:27:05+10:00August 25th, 2016|Articles, HSC PDHPE, Key word, Study Tips, writing|Comments Off on Key word describe

The key word describe is one of the main verbs used in HSC PDHPE questions and throughout the syllabus. The key word describe is quite a basic term and so can be used to ask questions for most content that uses a higher order key word such as evaluate, or analyse. The BOSTES glossary of [...]

16 08, 2016

Key word assess

By |2016-08-25T15:39:31+10:00August 16th, 2016|Articles, HSC PDHPE, Key word|Comments Off on Key word assess

The key word assess is used three (3) times throughout the HSC PDHPE syllabus. The word assess,  provides the foundation meaning behind the term assessment, such that your assessment tasks are used to assess your knowledge and understanding of content. Assess is listed in the BOSTES glossary of key words with the following definition: Make a judgement [...]

8 06, 2016

Common terms

By |2016-06-08T19:32:06+10:00June 8th, 2016|Articles, HSC PDHPE, Key word, Questions, Study Tips|Comments Off on Common terms

In recent years the HSC PDHPE exams have begun to use the common terms: what, how, why, and to what extent. You are expected to understand what these common terms mean, and then work out how best to answer the question that would use them. What As a common term what can be used in [...]

31 03, 2016

Key Word Critically

By |2016-08-25T15:37:51+10:00March 31st, 2016|Articles, Health Priorities in Australia, HSC PDHPE, Key word, Questions, Study Tips, What actions are needed to address Australia’s health priorities?|Comments Off on Key Word Critically

The key word critically is often added to the key words: analyse or evaluate. The BOSTES website clearly defines the key word critically as: Add a degree or level of accuracy depth, knowledge and understanding, logic, questioning, reflection and quality to What the HSC PDHPE markers are looking for is for you to be critical [...]