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History Level 3 external assessment: Achievement Standard 91438 ‘Analyse the causes and consequences of a significant historical event’
A2018/04 - 12 Feb 2018

To:

Principal
Principal’s Nominee
All Teachers of History

History Level 3 external assessment: Achievement Standard 91438 ‘Analyse the causes and consequences of a significant historical event’

This circular provides information about

  • a change in format for the 2018 examination for L3 History AS91438
  • sample material provided to support candidates and teachers.

Change in format of 2018 examination

The examination question in 2018 will be significantly different from previous years.

Candidates will be expected to respond to a quote that relates to the standard. The examination format will be:

  • a quote that references causes and/or consequences; and
  • an essay question that includes the requirements for candidates to refer to the quote in their response.

Annotated exemplar and sample assessment schedule

A sample quote and question, and an annotated exemplar (PDF, 330KB), will be provided to assist teachers and candidates in their preparation for assessment. In addition, an assessment schedule will show the step-ups between and within grade levels.

Enquiries

Please refer any enquiries relating to this circular to:

Ruth Cameron
National Assessment Facilitator
Secondary Examinations
Telephone: 04 463 4370
Fax: 04 463 3113
Email: Ruth.Cameron@nzqa.govt.nz

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