To ensure Tasmanian senior secondary students are provided with fair and equitable delivery and assessment of Years 11 and 12 courses, the Office of TASC has considered the impact of the current COVID-19 circumstances on learning for students, acknowledging the extraordinary situation faced by learners, teachers and school communities.
TASC has consulted with the teaching community and taken advice from the cross sectoral TASC External Assessment Specifications Advisory Panel to consider feedback on external assessment for 2020. This included any modifications, amendments or adjustments that could be made to support student wellbeing whilst ensuring the integrity and robustness of assessment and TASC issued qualifications.
Details of 2020 external assessment are now available on the TASC courses page. To locate specific course advice, find the individual course from the list and locate the drop-down section within the course information – Supporting documents including external assessment material. The 2020 external assessment advice is named 2020 External Assessment Specifications.
While no exam question will refer to COVID-19, students may choose to use examples relating to COVID-19 in their responses.
Please refer to the 2020 Course considerations for information on any modifications that have been applied to the minimum requirements for course delivery and assessment.