So basically, as my last 2 units I've got IT VET and if you don't know how the weightings work its 100% on the external test, the half yearlies and trial dont count. BUT, from what I was reading it says that if you are absent from the HSC exam, they'll use your trial mark instead of the external one.
Now, I'm wondering if I get a good mark for the trials and im satisfied, do I have to file something to the Board of Studies for my absense from the HSC test (I wouldn't go if i got a good mark in the trials)? Does anyone know anything about this?
If you cannot turn up to a HSC exam you must
fill out a misadventure appeal. You will probably need a doctor or police to verify your reason on the same day of your exam confirming why you couldn't turn up. All this information can be found on the Board of Studies website
. If you just decide to skip the IT exam because you think your trial mark is better you will not get your 2 units for IT or your ATAR as you did not sit the exam or fill out the misadventure form with a valid
Also, are you sure that you will get your trial mark back? Teachers aren't allowed to tell their students the final marks they submit to BOS.
It says on the assessment booklet for our school, I'm sure you could find it on the BOS site. And I am getting an ATAR obviously so why are you saying that i must attend to the exam to get a mark from the subject. Like you said aswell, the trials will count if i dont show up right?
Just because you take IT does not mean you plan on getting an ATAR. The IT examination is optional to sit. If you choose not to sit the IT exam and are doing 10 units then you will not get an ATAR. This is was what moxpsy was talking about.
i.e. If you don't show up to the HSC exam you will not
automatically get your trial mark. You must obtain documentary evidence generally on the day of the exam to support your illness/misadventure appeal. If you did not sit the exam this evidence must indicate why you were unable to attend.