Students experienced disrupted periods of learning in 2020 and in 2021 because of school closures introduced to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the best efforts of teachers and schools to mitigate the effects of disrupted schooling, the learning experience of students varied. In this context, for the cohort of students who are currently in third year, the following assessment arrangements for Classroom-Based Assessments apply:
In the exceptional circumstances arising from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on teaching and learning, each student must complete a minimum of one CBA in each subject and one CBA in each short course. Students from this cohort will not be required to complete Assessment Tasks.
School management, following consultation with relevant teachers (and where feasible, discussion with students), have autonomy to decide whether to complete one or two CBAs in each subject. These secisions will be taken in light of the factors arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and their impacts on students and schools, which vary from school to school and in respect of which schools themselves are best positioned to decide.