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New Zealand Scholarship History
|Sample resources for the
2013 revised standards
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|Scholarship Performance Standard (93403)||History|
|Mode of Assessment||Written Examination|
Format of the assessment
There will be a Resource Booklet that will include 8–12 primary and secondary sources that relate to one specific historical context.
There will also be a question-and-answer booklet that will contain two planning pages and lined pages for answers.
Both booklets will contain the same two questions. Candidates will choose ONE question to answer.
Candidates will be expected to use most of the sources in the Resource Booklet as well as their own knowledge. Candidates will be required to evaluate the evidence in the sources and produce a single piece of writing.
Candidates must demonstrate their ability to:
- analyse & think critically about key ideas relevant to the historical context & setting
- use highly developed knowledge, historical ideas & skills to develop an argument which demonstrates an understanding of a complex historical context(s) & setting(s)
- evaluate historical relationships such as cause & effect, continuity & change, past & present, specific & general, patterns & trends
- judge the reliability & usefulness of historical evidence & evaluate the strengths & limitations of historians’ narratives
- communicate a substantiated & balanced argument within an effective written format including an introduction, conclusion & structured paragraphs that are organised around a focused argument, a detailed knowledge of chronology and accurate supporting evidence to the context(s) & setting(s).
The context of the sources and question provided will vary each year. The context for the 2015 examination will be the significance/relevance/importance of your study of history showing your understanding of historical relationships, particularly past and present.
The links listed below are for resources to help teachers and students understand what is required for success in New Zealand Scholarship.
- Performance standards
- Top Scholar 2013 (PDF, 9.4MB)
- Outstanding Scholarship Exemplar (PDF, 5.6MB)
- Scholarship Exemplar (PDF, 5.2MB)
- Exam materials (question books, resource books, reports, schedules, etc)
- 2013 exam materials (ZIP, 9.9MB)
- 2012 exam materials (ZIP, 3.3MB)
- 2011 exam materials (ZIP, 8.5MB)
- 2010 exam materials (ZIP, 812KB)
- 2009 exam materials (ZIP, 3.4MB)
- 2008 exam materials (ZIP, 1.3MB)
- 2007 exam materials (ZIP, 1.1MB)
- 2006 exam materials (ZIP, 1.2MB)
- 2005 exam materials (ZIP, 635KB)
- 2004 exam materials (ZIP, 933KB)
- All years (ZIP, 30MB)
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