Presentation on theme: "PDHPE HSC Enrichment Day 2011 Exam Technique. Exam structure Strategies for answering multiple choice questions Tips for writing short answer/extended."— Presentation transcript:
Exam structure Strategies for answering multiple choice questions Tips for writing short answer/extended responses Planning your answers PDHPE HSC In this session we will look at preparing for the PDHPE HSC exam including:
Exam Structure Section I: Core 1 and 2 content (60 marks) Part A: Multiple choice There will be objective response questions to the value of 20 marks Part B : Short answer questions There will be approximately six short answer questions Section II: Options (40 marks) There will be two questions for each of the five options Answer both questions for the two options you have studied. Answer only the options you have studied.
Time Allocation The PDHPE exam is 3 hours plus 5 minutes reading time Section 1: – Part A: 40 minutes (multiple choice) – Part B:1 hour and 10 minutes (Short answer questions) Section 2: – Options :1 hour and 10 minutes (Short answer/extended response)
Multiple Choice Questions Read each question carefully Be systematic Make 3 “passes” Pass 1 – answer all the questions for which the answers come easily i.e. the ‘sure things’ – eliminate as many options as you can from other questions. Pass 2 – figure out the “best” of the rest of the answer options. Pass 3 – take an educated guess. Activity 2: Pass Practice
To help you remember Use the acronym SEL S Syllabus content -Identify the syllabus content needed to answer the question. E Explain using the key word and examples how this syllabus content L Links to the question. Go to Activity 3b in your workbook and complete the notes
Question Breakdown What to include in a response Identify dietary requirements / nutritional considerations Show how dietary requirements are similar or difference for the two athletes chosen with regard to pre-, during and post-performance needs. Use relevant examples specific to the athletes and nutritional considerations Compare the dietary requirements of athletes in two different sports. (6 marks)
Practice Question Breakdown 1.Read the question 2.Identify the marks allocated 3.Underline the syllabus points so you know WHAT the question is asking you about 4.Circle the key words so you know HOW to answer the question 5.Read the question again for links / key hints Activity 4
1. Outline the measures of epidemiology. (3 marks) 2. Argue the benefits of applying the Ottawa Charter to ONE health promotion initiative. (8 marks) 3. Describe how the characteristics of the learner can influence skill acquisition and performance of skills. (6 marks) 4. Analyse the role of supplementation for improving performance. (5 marks) More Practice Use SEL - Develop a plan - Write a response Activity 5
Marking the HSC Marking guidelines. Pilot marking/real marking. Script marking. Discrepancies. Positive marking.
Support Networks Teacher/tutor HSC Advice line 13 11 12 Stuvac study groups Textbook/study guides/past papers BOS site – coping with stress HSC online PDHPE forums BOS sample answers and 2010 exam