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What are Qualification Assessment Specifications - QAS

The AQP will set the national standards to ensure validity and consistency of the external   summative   assessment.  The   QAS  form   an   integral   part   of   every occupational qualification and are developed for each occupational qualification and outline and record the following information: Title of occupational qualification; Curriculum reference number; Name and details of the AQP; External assessment strategy; Key occupational outcomes; The point(s) at which the qualification must be assessed (allowing for production cycle if required); Critical  identified  elements  of  ‘internal  assessment’  to  be  externally moderated (if any); Eligibility requirements for candidates for exter[...]

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What is a cultural assumption?

A cultural assumption is when we assume that a person has particular values and attitudes based on their cultural background.

Understanding cultural assumptions and how they work will help to analyse visual texts. Composers of texts often use cultural assumptions to reach their audience. A visual text such as the film ‘Looking for Alibrandi’ directed by Melinda Marchetta, for example, is based on a number of cultural assumptions. These are based on:

Age – it is assumed that growing up is often a difficult time.
Gender – that growing up as a girl has its own issues.
Lifestyle/family – that it is the norm to have two parents.
Ethnicity – that being Italian puts particular pressures/expectations on a person.
You will make many cultural assumptions in your everyday life. Think very carefully about the cultural assumptions that you make about:

Gender – what are the characteristics of males and females? Are girls nice like sugar and spice and boys mean and never clean?
Age – what are the characteristics of young people (perhaps you believe them to be fun-loving) and older people (perhaps they are boring).