Hmmm this i think, at least a few parts of it anyway:rink said:yeah D was ridiculous aswell, i mean it wasn't in the syllabus and it was so broad
can someone show me where in the syllabus question d could possibly relate to?
http://smh.com.au/news/national/do-the-maths-easy-questions-dont-always-mean-high-marks/2005/10/24/1130006061406.html (Towards the end of the article, after the Maths ramble)Sydney Morning Herald said:Some Legal Studies students yesterday vented anger over a section of Friday's exam that required them to discuss an issue not covered on the syllabus.
One student wrote on the boredofstudies HSC website that the question, worth seven marks out of 100, had caused "uproar and controversy among the student cohort".
The question asked students to "compare and contrast the problems faced by young male and female offenders when they come into contact with the criminal justice system".
A spokeswoman for the NSW Board of Studies said: "Some people were worried that some part of the question was not covered in the syllabus. But we only had 15 emails and phone calls out of 9000-odd students."
"The chief examiner and the supervisor of marking will assess each student's response and if necessary modify the marking guidelines to ensure students get an appropriate mark," she said.
One father had consulted a QC at the weekend about whether the question was fair and appropriate.
http://dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story/0,20281,17019287-5001021,00.htmlDaily Telegraph said:Pupils with a legal gripe
October 25, 2005
BUDDING legal eagles tested the skills of the Board of Studies yesterday when they questioned the legitimacy of part of the HSC legal studies exam.
The Board of Studies confirmed legal studies exam markers would give special consideration to students' answers for Question 17 Part C, after the HSC hotline was inundated with complaints after Friday's exam.
Many students claimed the question – Compare and contrast the problems faced by young male and female offenders when they come into contact with the criminal justice system? – dealt with a topic not covered by the syllabus.
The controversial topic was one of four parts to Question 17, worth a total of 25 marks.
Legal studies teachers yesterday echoed the concerns of their students, claiming many stood to be disadvantaged by the question as they had not covered the issue since Year 11.
Legal studies Association president and Moorebank High School teacher Brian Elliott said that only students who had dealt with juvenile justice in class would have been able to answer the question.
"It wasn't on the syllabus and that's the issue," he said.
Board of Studies spokeswoman Rebecca Lloyd yesterday urged the students not to worry about their answers for Question 17, and to focus on their next exam.
"The chief examiner and the supervisor of marking will consider each student's response and, if necessary, modify the guidelines to ensure each student is awarded the appropriate mark," Ms Lloyd said.
The angst of many legal studies students was added to yesterday as they prepared to sit their maths exam.