About the subject
Through the study of past events, actions, and phenomena since c.1500 students gain an insight into human nature and the ways in which individuals and societies function.
Students choose a key area for inquiry from one of eleven topics.
Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
The 3-hour external examination consists of three parts:
This part of the examination will focus on the key areas for inquiry in the thematic study. Students are required to answer one essay question.
This part of the examination will focus on the key areas for inquiry in the depth study.
Students are required to answer one essay question.
This part of the examination will focus on the skills of sources analysis. Students are required to answer the sources analysis question.
The examination will be graded by external assessors with reference to the performance standards.
The History Subject Outline includes performance standards, which describe five levels of achievement that are reported with the grades A to E at the student’s completion of the subject.
The school-based assessments and the external assessment will be graded with reference to the performance standards.
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