Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

12 June 2020

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

TCE end of year exam adjustments finalised

All adjustments for the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) 2020 external assessments have now been finalised and will proceed this year.

Earlier this month I confirmed that in light of the impacts of COVID-19 some adjustments have been made to external assessments for 2020 to ensure student wellbeing is supported.

The final adjustments to the remaining courses including English 3, Maths and Science have been signed-off by a cross-sector Working Group comprising all school sectors and TASC.

For 2020, adjustments made to external assessments have been grouped into four types:

  • Adjustments to reflect 2020 adjustments to courses. For example, Art Production, Media Production, Drama, Health Studies.
  • Adjustments to written exams to streamline content. For example, Accounting, English Literature and Economics.
  • Adjustments to some folio due dates. For example, some folios have a later due dates to give students more time including Student Directed Inquiry, Agricultural Systems, Housing and Design.
  • Adjustments to externally assessed performances. For example, Dance Choreography and Performance, Music.

Depending on their chosen Level 3 or 4 courses, external assessment for Years 11 and 12 students can include written exams, research projects, folios, performance and oral exams.

Students who are eligible can be confident they will receive an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) which, as always, will be comparable with other Year 12 students across the country.

I would like to thank all teachers, school staff, the working group and TASC for their continued understanding and commitment to supporting students and their families during this uncertain and difficult time.

The full list of 2020 external assessments can be found on the TASC website

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