Assessment schedule – Software Engineering

A range of tasks based on syllabus content that can be modified to suit individual school contexts and procedures as required.

The Year 11 formal school-based assessment program is to reflect the following requirements:

  • three assessment tasks
  • the minimum weighting for an individual task is 20%
  • the maximum weighting for an individual task is 40%
  • one task must be based on a project
  • only one task may be a formal written exam.

A blended approach to assessing object-oriented programming (OOP) and programming mechatronics has been adopted in this sample assessment schedule where assessment occurs after 15 weeks of learning of knowledge and skills from both focus areas


Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Software Engineering 11–12 Syllabus (2022) © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales.

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