Exam Technique


  • Exam structure eg sections, time allocation, and length of the exam
  • Strategies for answering multiple-choice questions
  • Ideas to help write short response and extended responses
  • Planning your answers


Groups in Context

Category B Groups

Students learn about: Students learn to:
Creating positive social environments

addressing the groups’ issues of concern

●government policy and legislation

●equity issues

positive influences on community attitudes

●advocacy (speaking for the group’s needs and concerns)

-raising awareness within the community

-educating the community

-promoting the rights of the group

●examine government policy and legislation to determine its roles in ensuring equity for each group

●investigate a current inequity issue faced by each group and propose strategies to address the issue.

●outline how community organisations advocate for each group and describe the positive influence it can have on community attitudes


Parenting and Caring

Students learn about Students learn to
•      carers

–     primary

–     informal and formal



•      examine current research data on primary carers to determine the:

–     significance of age and gender

–     reasons for carers taking on the role, eg emotional obligation, alternative care too costly



Research Methodology

Focus Question: Explain how sampling contributes to reliable and valid research.

Learn About: Learn to:
•       Sample methods

•       Sample group

•       Sample size

•       explore a variety of existing research projects/reports and consider the following questions

•       what was the sample group and size?

•       explain how sampling contributes to reliable and valid research

Social Impact of Technology

Focus Questions:

Explain how household technology affects the physical and economic wellbeing of individuals within families.

(NESA 2018 CAFS HSC exam, question 30b – 6 marks)

Assess the possible impact of technology on interpersonal relationships within families.

(NSW BOSTES, 2015 CAFS HSC exam, Question 30c – 15 marks)

Learn about Learn to
The Impact of Technology on lifestyle

 technologies and the family

•household technology

•information and communication technology

•entertainment technology

•explore how household technology contributes to the wellbeing of individuals within families

•critically analyse the impact of technology on interpersonal relationships within families

Individuals and Work

Focus Questions

Discuss the extent to which equal employment opportunity legislation provides access to work entitlements for females and males. (6 marks)

What are two rights and two responsibilities of employers in the workplace. (4 marks)

Analyse how the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees are supported by health and safety legislation. (15 marks)

Students learn about: Students learn to:
Workplace structure

●legislation, eg health and safety, equal employment opportunity

●analyse how rights and responsibilities are supported by workplace structures and affect:

○the wellbeing of the employer and employee in the workplace

○efficient work practices

●examine the extent to which the workplace can provide equal access to work entitlements for females and males.