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1996 School Certificate Reference Test and Award Statistics Report


Preface

The School Certificate Reference Test and Award Statistics report has been published annually since 1993 by the Board of Studies. Each volume provides a statistical view of the candidature, the courses and the awarding of grades for a particular year while also serving as a public record of the School Certificate Reference Tests. The statistical tables can provide a valuable resource for teachers and researchers, with comparisons able to be made both within a single year and over an extended period of time.

The report is provided to schools, universities and other interested parties. Copies of the current report can be purchased from the Board and back copies of previous volumes may be available.

The 1996 School Certificate Reference Te.st and Award Statistics report was prepared by the Measurement and Research Services Unit of the Board of Studies. Inquiries concerning the content of the report and suggestions for items to include in future volumes are welcomed.

Overview

The 1996 School Certificate Program

In 1996 a School Certificate was awarded to school students who completed a satisfactory program of studies in Years 7 to 10. The results in each course are issued as grades awarded by each student's school, with the school's grading patterns in English, Mathematics and Science being determined by public Reference Tests held in mid-year.

In 1996, 77 S72 Year 10 students participated in the School Certificate Program. Of these, 76 490 students in NSW and overseas schools completed the full program of study for the award of the School Certificate. A further 427 students with special education needs followed special programs of study while 870 students did not complete requirements and received a Record of Achievement or a Special Record of Achievement.

Record of Achievement

The School Certificate is issued as a testamur, with the results being reported separately on a Record of Achievement.
A Record of Achievement is awarded to any student who completes Year 10 and who has:

  • been enrolled at a State secondary school or composite school, a school registered and accredited by the Board or a school outside NSW recognised by the Board;

  • been enrolled throughout Year 10 in a Board-prescribed pattern of courses;

  • satisfactorily completed at least one course;

  • a satisfactory record of attendance and application.

Prescribed Pattern of Courses

In 1996, the Board of Studies required students to undertake a program of approved courses (Board Developed Courses and Board Endorsed Courses) as shown below with their indicative times.

A Board Developed Course in each of English (course l ), Mathematics (course 100, 101 or 102) and Science (course 200) studied substantially throughout each of Years 7 to 10 for a minimum of 400 hours.

Courses from the Human Society and Its Environment Key Learning Area studied substantially throughout each of Years 7 to lO for a minimum of 400 hours, including 100 hours each of the Board Developed Courses Geography (course 441) and History (course 451).

Courses from the Technological and Applied Studies Key Learning Area for a minimum of 200 hours and including a minimum of 50 hours of Computing Studies.

Board Developed Courses providing a minimum of 100 hours each of Music (course 2050 or 2051) and Visual Arts (course 2060 or 2061), and a minimum of 300 hours of the integrated course in Personal Development, Health and Physical Education.

Reference Tests Overview

The Reference Tests in English, Mathematics and Science are similar to public examinations and are set and marked to the same standard as the Higher School Certificate Examination. The Reference Tests differ from examinations in that the marks of individual candidates are not revealed but are used to determine the distribution of grades that can be awarded by each school later in the year.

The grades awarded by schools reflect the school's assessment of candidates' achievements in each course. The Reference Tests serve to moderate the school assessments in English, Mathematics and Science. In other subjects comparability across schools is achieved through the use of Performance Descriptors.

Reference Test Grades

Reference Test grades are letter grades (A, B, C, D, E, N) awarded by schools to their students. Each school is given grading advice that reports the number of students obtaining each grade on the particular Reference Test together with the tolerances the school can use for each grade. The tolerances enable the school to award slightly more or less of each grade than obtained on the Reference Test so that ties may be accommodated and the shift from one grade to the next can fall at natural gaps in the distribution of school assessment marks.

Grades obtained on the Reference Tests are calculated by the Board across the whole candidature in each course. In English and Science there is one course each, while in Mathematics there are three courses (Advanced, Intermediate and General) catering for students of differing abilities, and grades are calculated within each course candidature.

The Board of Studies monitors the patterns of grades awarded by schools to ensure that the numbers of grades awarded are within the tolerances provided in the grading advice.

The Reference Test grades represent particular percentile bands within each course:

Grade

Percentile Band

A

top 10% of the candidature

B

next 20% of the candidature

C

next 40% of the candidature

E

next 20% of the candidature

N

remaining 10% of the candidature


indicates that the course was not satisfactorily completed.

Since the Reference Test grades are computed separately for each course, there is no valid basis for comparing results between courses in Mathematics or between the subjects of English, Mathematics and Science.

Determining Grades for Non-Reference-Tested Courses

All courses other than English, Mathematics and Science have grades determined by the school using common Course Performance Descriptors. The Course Performance Descriptors were developed by the Board from its General Performance Descriptors.

There is no predetermined pattern of grades applied to non-ReferenceTested courses. The Board monitors the patterns of grades each school awards.

General Performance Descriptors

The General Performance Descriptors and their matching grades are the basis by which the Course Performance Descriptors were developed for each course.

Grade A

Indicates excellent achievement in the course. The student has an extensive knowledge and understanding of the course content and can readily apply this knowledge. In addition, the student has achieved a high level of competence in the processes and skills of the course and can apply these skills to new situations.

Grade B

Indicates a high level of achievement in the course. The student has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the course content and competence in the processes and skills of the course. In addition, the student is able to apply this knowledge and these skills to most new situations.

Grade C

Indicates substantial achievement in the course. The student has demonstrated attainment of the main knowledge and skills objectives of the subject and has achieved a sound level of competence in the processes and skills of the course.

Grade D

Indicates satisfactory achievement in the course. The student has demonstrated an acceptable level of knowledge and understanding of the course content and has achieved a basic level of competence in the processes and skills of the course.

Grade E

Indicates elementary achievement in the course. The student has an elementary level of knowledge and understanding of the course content and has achieved limited competence in the processes and skills of the course.


Course Performance Descriptors

Course Performance Descriptors relate to the objectives and outcomes of individual courses and are a series of statements that summarise the observable and measurable features of student achievement by describing the main features of a typical student's performance at each level of achievement in that course. They serve as benchmarks against which teachers match their professional judgement in determining grades for particular students.

Teachers compare the overall characteristics of each student's performance with the descriptors and award a grade to each student that most accurately describes the student's achievement in the course.

Further Reading

The Board produces a range of pamphlets and booklets that provide further information concerning School Certificate procedures and reporting:

  • Rules and Procedures for 1996 School Certificate Candidates

  • Parent and Employer Guide to the School Certificate Grading System

  • The School Certificate.


These publications are available from the Board of Studies.

Statistical Tables

Introduction to the Statistical Tables

All Board Developed Courses studied in Stage 5 (Years 9 and 10) are included in the statistical tables. The number of indicative hours of study is also shown for each course. A 100 hour course may be studied in Year 9, followed by a different 100 hour course in Year 10. Other courses may be studied for 200 hours over both years. Previously, only those courses studied in Year 10 were included.

Tables 1, 3, 5, 6 and 7 are drawn from the final candidature while Table 8 is based on the mid-year Reference Test candidatures. In Table 8 the proportion of students awarded each grade in the Reference-Tested courses (English, Mathematics and Science) may differ from the defined proportions. This occurs through the use of tolerances by schools and because some students who were included in the Reference Test candidature left school before completing all requirements.

Schools using the Reference Tests for diagnostic purposes may use Table 8 to establish approximately the statewide marking standard for each paper. The cut-off figures should be used with caution as it is unlikely that any school could exactly match the statewide marking standards. The grade cut-offs occur at approximately 15 mark intervals, being in the vicinity of 75, 60, 45 and 30% for the grades A, B, C and D.

 

School Certificate 1996

Table 1- Total Candidature by Award and Sex

Category

Number of Candidates

Percentage of Candidature

Number of Males

Number of Females

Male Percentage

Female Percentage

School Certificate

76490

98.2%

38788

37702

50.7%

49.3%

Record of Achievement

867

1.1%

488

379

56.3%

43.7%

Special Record of Achievement

3

0.0%

1

2

33.3%

66.7%

Special Program of Study

427

0.5%

255

172

59.7%

40.3%

No Award

85

0.1 %

54

31

63.5%

36.5%

Total

77872

100.0 %

39586

38286

50.8 %

49.2 %


School Certificate 1996

Table 2 - SC Schools by Type

Type of School
Number of Schools
Percentage of Total
Government Schools 459 62.5%
Catholic Systemic Schools 86 11.7 %
Catholic Independent Schools 63 8.6%
Other Independent Schools 119 16.2%
Christian Community Schools 1 0.1 %
Schools for Specific Purposes 3 0.4 %
Overseas Schools 3 0.4%
Total 734 100.0 %


School Certificate 1996

Table 3 - Total Candidature by School Type and Sex

Type of School
Total
Total %
Male
Female
M%
F%
Government 52909 67.9% 26970 25939 51.0% 49.0
Catholic Systemic 10309 13.2% 4832 5477 46.9% 53.1
Catholic Independent 6590 8.5% 3719 2871 56.4% 43.6
Other Independent 7932 10.2% 4013 3919 50.6% 49.4
Christian Community 47 0.1% 21 26 44.7% 55.3
Specific Purposes 6 0.0% 4 2 66.7% 33.3
Overseas 79 0.1 % 27 52 34.2% 65.8
Total 77872 100.0% 39586 38286 50.8% 49.2

School Certificate 1996

Table 4 - Summary of Subjects and Courses Offered by Key Learning Area

Key Learning Area
Number of Subjects
Number of Courses
Percentage of Courses
l English 1 1 1.1 %
2 Mathematics 1 3 3.3 %
3 Science 1 1 1.1%
4 Human Society and Its Environment 7 14 15.2%
5 Languages Other Than English 25 46 50.0%
6 Technological and Applied Studies 8 17 18.5%
7 Creative Arts 4 8 8.7%
8 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education 1 2 2.2%
Total 48 92 100.0%

School Certificate 1996

Table 5 - Entries in Board Developed Courses by Key Learning Area and Sex

Key Learning Area
Total
Total %
Male
Female
M%
F%
1 English 77050 13.4% 39146 37904 50.8% 49.2%
2 Mathematics 77106 13.4% 39205 37901 50.8% 49.2%
3 Science 77035 13.4% 39160 37875 50.8% 49.2%
4 Human Societyand Its environment 118782 20.6% 59068 59714 49.7% 50.3%
5 Languages Other Than English 17212 3.0% 6205 11007 36.1% 63.9%
6 Technological and Applied Studies 94129 16.4% 57854 36275 61.5% 38.5%
7 Creative Arts 42781 7.4% 14993 27788 35.0% 65.0%
8 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education 71564 12.4% 35977 35587 50.3% 49.7%

School Certificate 1996

Table 6 - Entries in Board Developed Courses by Subject, Course and Sex

Subject and Course
Total
M
F
M%
F%
Aboriginal Studies 761 297 464 39.0% 61.0%
410 200hr Aboriginal Studies 645 240 405 37.2% 62.8%
411 100hr Aboriginal Studies 116 57 59 49.1% 50.9%






Agriculture 6093 3832 2261 62.9% 37.1 %
1600 200hr Agriculture 5363 3389 1974 63.2% 36.8%
1601 100hr Agriculture 730 443 287 60.7% 39.3%






Arabic 511 204 307 39.9% 60.1 %
800 200hr Arabic 482 192 290 39.8% 60.2%
801 100hr Arabic 29 12 17 41.4% 58.6%






Asian Social Studies 2038 491 1547 24.1% 75.9%
400 200hr Asian Social Studies 1728 401 1327 23.2% 76.8%
401 100hr Asian Social Studies 310 90 220 29.0% 7l.0%






Chinese 487 262 225 53.8% 46.2%
810 200hr Chinese 408 230 178 56.4% 43.6%
811 100hr Chinese 79 32 47 40.5% 59.5%






Classical Greek 38 34 4 89.5% 10.5%
820 200hr Classical Grcck 37 33 4 89.2% 10.8%
821 100hr Classical Greek 1 1 0 100.0% 0.0%






Commerce 29905 15216 14689 50.9% 49.1%
430 2()0hr Commerce 27465 14058 13407 51.2% 48.8%
431 100hr Commerce 2440 1158 1282 47.5% 52.5%






Computing Studies 26834 14272 12562 53.2% 46.8%
1620 200hr Computing Studies 23495 12630 10865 53.8% 46.2%
1621 100hr Computing Studies 3339 1642 1697 49.2% 50.8%






Croatian 28 11 17 39.3% 60.7%
831 200hr Croatian 26 9 17 34.6% 65.4%
832 100hr Croatian 2 2 0 100.0% 0.0%






Czech 1 0 1 0.0% 100.0%
841 200hr Czech 1 0 1 0.0% 100.0%

School Certificate 1996

Table 6 - Entries in Board Developed Courses by Subject, Course and Sex (cont)

Subject and Course
Total
M
F
M%
F%
Dance 1441 48 1393 3.3 % 96.7 %
2000 200hr Dance 1240 43 1197 3.5% 96.5%
2001 100hr Dance 201 5 196 2.5% 97.5%






Design and Technology 3025 1680 1345 55.5% 44.5%
1650 200hr Design and Technology 2472 1469 1003 59.4% 40.6%
1651 100hr Design and Technology 553 211 342 38.2% 61.8%






Drama 10279 2594 7685 25.2% 74.8%
2010 200hr Drama 8869 2190 6679 24.7% 75.3%
2011 100hr Drama 1410 404 1006 28.7% 71.3%






English 77050 39146 37904 50.8% 49.2%
1 200hr English 77050 39146 37904 50.8% 49.2%






Food Technology 14916 4126 10790 27.7% 72.3%
1625 200hr Food Technology 12591 3350 9241 26.6% 73.4%
1626 100hr Food Technology 2325 776 1549 33.4% 66.6%






French 4687 1400 3287 29.9% 70.1%
870 200hr French 4345 1299 3046 29.9% 70.1 %
871 100hr French 342 101 241 29.5% 70.5%






Geography 38721 20291 18430 52.4% 47.6%
440 200hr Geography 23628 12772 10856 54.1 % 45.9%
441 100hr Geography 15093 7519 7574 49.8% 50.2%






German 2160 785 1375 36.3% 63.7%
880 200hr German 1980 736 1244 37.2% 62.8%
881 100hr German 180 49 131 27.2% 72.8%






Hebrew 198 94 104 47.5 % 52.5 %
890 200hr Hebrew 193 94 99 48.7% 51.3%
891 100hr Hebrew 5 0 5 0.0% 100.0%






History 45986 22454 23532 48.8% 51.2%
450 200hr History 30879 14953 15926 48.4% 51.6%
451 100hr History 15107 7501 7606 49.7% 50.3%

School Certificate 1996

Table 6 - Entries in Board Developed Courses by Subject, Course and Sex (cont)

Subject and Course
Total
M
F
M%
F%
Hungarian 4 3 1 75.0% 25.0%
901 200hr Hungarian 4 3 1 75.0% 25.0%






Indonesian 681 258 423 37.9% 62.1%
910 200hr Indonesian 642 246 396 38.3% 61.7%
911 100hr Indonesian 39 12 27 30.8% 69.2%






Italian 1614 636 978 39.4% 60.6%
920 200hr Italian 1470 563 907 38.3% 61.7%
921 100hr Italian 144 73 71 50.7% 49.3%






Japanese 4854 1592 3262 32.8% 67.2%
930 200hr Japanese 4462 1441 3021 32.3% 67.7%
931 100hr Japanese 392 151 241 38.5% 61.5%






Korean 96 40 56 41.7% 58.3%
940 200hr Korean 78 33 45 42.3% 57.7%
941 100hr Korean 18 7 11 38.9% 61.1%






Latin 645 356 289 55.2% 44.8%
950 200hr Latin 630 349 281 55.4% 44.6%
951 100hr Latin 15 7 8 46.7% 53.3%






Latvian 2 0 2 0.0% 100.0%
961 200hr Latvian 2 0 2 0.0% 100.0%






Macedonian 67 25 42 37.3% 62.7%
981 200hr Macedonian 64 25 39 39.1% 60.9%
982 l00hr Macedonian 3 0 3 0.0% 100.0%






Mathematics 77106 39205 37901 50.8% 49.2%
100 200hr General Mathematics 16825 9264 7561 55.1% 44.9%
101 200hr Intermediate Mathematics 34000 17158 16842 50.5% 49.5%
102 200hr Advanced Mathematics 26281 12783 13498 48.6% 51.4%






Modern Greek 442 209 233 47.3% 52.7%
990 200hr Modern Greek 432 201 231 46.5% 53.5%
991 100hr Modern Greek 10 8 2 80.0% 20.0%

School Certificate 1996

Table 6 - Entries in Board Developed Courses by Subject, Course and Sex (cont)

Subject and Course
Total
M
F
M %
F%






Music 9505 4448 5057 46.8 % 53.2 %
2050 200hr Music 8330 3846 4484 46.2% 53.8%
2051 100hr Music 1175 602 573 51.2% 48.8%






Personal Dev, Health & PE 71564 35977 35587 50.3% 49.7%
2420 200hr Personal Development, Health and PE 42924 21705 21219 50.6% 49.4%
2421 100hr Personal Development, Health and PE 28640 14272 14368 49.8% 50.2%






Polish 17 1 16 5.9% 94.1%
1001 200hr Polish 16 1 15 6.3% 93.8%
1002 100hr Polish 1 0 1 0.0% 100.0%






Russian 30 2010 66.7 % 33.3 %
1010 200hr Russian 23 158 65.2% 34.8%
1011 100hr Russian 7 52 71.4% 28.6%






Science 77035 39160 37875 50.8% 49.2%
200 200hr Science 77035 39160 37875 50.8% 49.2%






Serbian 29 1019 34.5% 65.5%
1021 200hr Serbian 27 918 33.3% 66.7%
1022 100hr Serbian 2 11 50.0% 50.0%






Sheep Husbandry & Wool Science 107 95 12 88.8% 11.2%
1660 200hr Sheep Husbandry & Wool Science 91 81 10 89.0% 11.0%
1661 100hr Sheep Husbandry & Wool Science 16 14 2 87.5% 12.5%






Slovenian 1 0 1 0.0% 100.0%
1031 200hr Slovenian 1 0 1 0.0% 100.0%






Spanish 316 145 171 45.9% 54.1 %
1040 200hr Spanish 279 133 146 47.7% 52.3%
1041 100hr Spanish 37 12 25 32.4% 67.6%

School Certificate 1996

Table 6 - Entries in Board Developed Courses by Subject, Course and Sex (cont)

Subject and Course
Total
M
F
M%
F%
Studies in Society 770 226 544 29.4% 70.6%
480 200hr Studies in Society 648 186 462 28.7% 71.3%
481 100hr Studies in Society 122 40 82 32.8% 67.2%






Studies of Religion 601 93 508 15.5% 84.5%
490 200hr Studies of Religion 124 64 60 51.6% 48.4%
491 100hr Studies of Religion 477 29 448 6.1 % 93.9%






Technical Drawing 8865 7731 1134 87.2% 12.8%
1670 200hr Technical Drawing 7877 6939 938 88.1% 11.9%
1671 100hr Technical Drawing 988 792 196 80.2% 19.8%






Technics 28728 26039 2689 90.6 % 9.4 %
1679 100hr Technics 1 2560 2066 494 80.7% 19.3%
1680 200hr Technics I 21541 19422 2119 90.2% 9.8%
16X1 200hr Technics II 4627 4551 76 98.4% 1.6%






Textiles and Design 5561 79 5482 1.4% 98.6%
1690 200hr Textiles and Design 4702 55 4647 1.2% 98.8%
1691 100hr Textiles and Design 859 24 835 2.8% 97.2%






Turkish 128 47 81 36.7% 63.3%
1050 200hr Turkish 118 43 75 36.4% 63.6%
1051 100hr Turkish 10 4 6 40.0% 60.0%






Ukrainian 4 2 2 50.0 % 50.0%
1061 200hr Ukrainian 1 1 0 100.0% 0.0%
1062 100hr Ukrainian 3 1 2 33.3% 66.7%






Vietnamese 172 71 101 41.3% 58.7%
1071 200hr Vietnamese 166 69 97 41.6% 58.4%
1072 100hr Vietnamese 6 2 4 33.3% 66.7%






Visual Arts 21556 7903 13653 36.7% 63.3%
2060 200hr Visual Arts 19136 6883 12253 36.0% 64.0%
2061 100hr Visual Arts 2420 1020 1400 42.1% 57.9%


School Certificate 1996

Table 7 - Grades Awarded by Subject, Course and Sex

Subject and Course
Sex
A%
B%
C%
D%
E%
N%








Aboriginal Studies














410 200hr Aboriginal Studies
11.0 23.3 34.1 21.7 9.5 0.5

M 3.3 17.5 30.8 30.0 17.9 0.4

F 15.6 26.7 36.1 16.8 4.4 0.5








Agriculture














1600 200hr Agriculture
16.5 24.0 34.1 16.5 8.6 0.2

M 13.2 21.9 36.2 18.4 10.0 0.3

F 22.2 27.5 30.6 13.3 6.2 0.1
1601 100hr Agriculture
5.8 17.7 40.0 27.5 8.4 0.7

M 4.5 14.5 39.3 31.2 9.7 0.9

F 7.7 22.7 41.1 22.0 6.3 0.4








Asian Social Studies














400 200hr Asian Social Studies
26.1 23.9 27.9 15.0 6.8 0.3

M 14.7 17.9 31.3 23.4 11.9 0.8

F 29.5 25.7 26.8 12.5 5.3 0.2








Commerce














430 200hr Commerce
20.9 25.8 32.4 14.8 6.1 0.1

M 17.9 23.9 33.6 16.8 7.6 0.2

F 24.1 27.7 31.1 12.7 4.4 0.1
431 100hr Commerce
12.4 20.9 35.7 21.2 9.5 0.2

M 9.4 18.3 35.8 23.9 12.2 0.4

F 15.1 23.2 35.7 18.8 7.1 0.1








Computing Studies














1620 200hr Computing Studies
15.8 24.0 35.6 16.8 7.5 0.3

M 16.2 23.4 34.4 17.5 8.1 0.4

F 15.3 24.6 37.0 16.1 6.8 0.2
1621 100hr Computing Studics
10.4 22.0 37.3 21.2 9.0 0.2

M 10.2 18.5 37.7 22.7 10.8 0.1

F 10.7 25.4 36.8 19.8 7.2 0.2

School Certificate 1996

Table 7 - Grades Awarded by Subject, Course and Sex (cont)

Subject and Course Sex A% B% C% D% E% N%








Design and Technology














1650 200hr Design and Technology
18.5 28.0 31.2 15.5 6.4 0.4

M 16.5 25.4 33.2 17.4 7.0 0.5

F 21.5 31.9 28.2 12.8 5.4 0.2








Drama






2010 200hr Drama
20.3 28.3 33.0 13.0 5.2 0.3

M 15.1 21.8 35.0 18.1 9.4 0.6

F 21.9 30.5 32.3 11.3 3.9 0.2








English






1 200hr English
11.3 20.4 39.6 19.5 9.0 0.2

M 6.3 15.0 39.6 25.4 13.4 0.3

F 16.4 26.0 39.5 13.5 4.5 0.2








Food Technology






1625 200hr Food Technology
14.6 24.5 33.8 18.4 8.1 0.6

M 5.2 15.0 34.4 28.4 15.7 1.4

F 18.1 27.9 33.5 14.8 5.4 0.3
1626 100hr Food Technology
9.3 22.5 33.6 24.8 9.4 0.5

M 3.0 10.8 32.2 37.2 16.1 0.6

F 12.5 28.3 34.3 18.5 6.0 0.4








French






870 200hr French
29.9 26.9 26.3 12.0 4.8 0.2

M 27.4 22.3 28.5 13.2 8.6 0.2

F 31.0 28.9 25.3 11.5 3.2 0.3








Geography






440 200hr Geography
18.9 23.4 33.2 16.4 8.0 0.2

M 15.3 20.9 34.4 19.0 10.2 0.3

F 23.1 26.3 31.9 13.2 5.3 0.2
441 100hr Geography
12.7 21.7 37.2 19.9 8.4 0.2

M 9.6 19.0 36.8 23.4 10.9 0.3

F 15.6 24.3 37.7 16.4 5.9 0.1


School Certificate 1996

Table 7 - Grades Awarded by Subject, Course and Sex (cont)

Subject and Course
Sex
A%
B%
C%
D%
E%
N%








History














450 200hr History
19.4 25.2 32.2 15.8 7.2 0.3

M 14.1 21.6 34.3 19.6 10.1 0.4

F 24.3 28.6 30.3 12.2 4.6 0.1
451 100hr History
12.4 22.3 37.6 18.7 8.9 0.2

M 8.3 18.3 38.3 22.5 12.4 0.3

F 16.4 26.2 36.9 14.9 5.4 0.1








Italian






92() 20()hr Italian
23.7 24.8 26.8 16.4 8.2 0.1

M 18.3 20.6 29.0 20.6 11.4 0.2

F 27.1 27.3 25.5 13.8 6.2 0.1
Japanese






930 200hr Japanese
28.2 24.3 25.7 14.6 7.1 0.1

M 25.8 21.5 26.2 16.2 10.3 0.1

F 29.4 25.7 25.5 13.9 5.6 0.1








Mathematics














100 200hr General Mathematics
11.7 19.7 40.4 18.5 X.9 0.7

M 12.3 20.2 39.4 18.1 9.2 0.9

F 10.9 19.2 41.7 19.1 8.7 0.5
101 200hr Intermediate Mathematics
11.5 19.5 39.8 19.6 9.6 0.1

M 11.2 19.1 40.1 19.8 9.7 0.1

F 11.7 19.8 39.5 19.4 9.5 0.1
102 200hr Advanced Mathematics
11.5 21.1 38.3 21.0 8.1 0.0

M 12.0 20.8 38.2 20.6 8.4 0.0

F 11.1 21.4 38.3 21.4 7.8 0.0








Music






2050 200hr Music
21.3 26.9 27.9 15.5 8.1 0.3

M 16.3 23.4 29.0 19.2 11.7 0.5

F 25.6 30.0 26.9 12.4 5.1 0.1


School Certificate 1996

Table 7 - Grades Awarded by Subject, Course and Sex (cons)

Subject and Course
Sex
A%
B%
C%
D%
E%
N%








Personal Dev, Health & PE














2420 200hr Personal Development, Health and PE
12.8 25.8 37.3 17.3 6.7 0.2

M 10.6 23.5 38.2 19.4 8.1 0.2

F 15.1 28.1 36.3 15.1 5.2 0.1
2421 100hr Personal Development, Health and PE
12.7 25.6 37.0 17.9 6.6 0.2

M 10.2 24.3 37.5 20.0 7.9 0.2

F 15.3 26.8 36.4 15.9 5.4 0.2








Science






200 200hr Science
10.7 20.2 41.7 18.8 8.5 0.2

M 10.7 19.2 40.4 19.5 10.0 0.3

F 10.7 21.2 43.1 17.9 7.0 0.1








Technical Drawing














1670 200hr Technical Drawing
18.8 24.1 32.6 16.0 8.3 0.3

M 17.6 23.6 33.4 16.7 8.3 0.4

F 27.4 27.3 26.4 10.7 8.0 0.2








Technics














1679 l00hr Technics I
8.2 22.2 39.5 21.0 8.7 0.4

M 7.9 21.9 39.5 21.4 8.9 0.5

F 9.1 23.7 39.7 19.2 8.1 0.2
1680 200hr Technics I
12.6 23.7 36.5 18.4 8.5 0.4

M 12.5 23.7 36.7 18.4 8.5 0.3

F 13.7 24.0 34.4 18.5 8.9 0.6








Visual Arts














2060 200hr Visual Arts
19.2 27.9 31.2 14.8 6.5 0.3

M 12.5 21.4 33.3 21.1 11.2 0.6

F 23.0 31.6 30.0 11.3 3.9 0.2
2061 100hr Visual Arts
10.3 24.5 36.5 20.1 8.2 0.4

M 6.6 17.7 36.4 27.3 11.6 0.6

F 13.1 29.4 36.6 14.9 5.7 0.2


School Certificate 1996

Table X - Grade Cut-Off Marks in Reference Tests

Course Name
A%
B%
C%
D%






l English 73 62 47 33
100 General Mathematics 72 60 40 28
101 Intermediate Mathematics 73 61 43 32
l 02 Advanced Mathematics 76 60 43 32
200 Science 78 64 40 26

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