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Scholarship History: Change to format of assessment
A2020/20 - 10 Nov 2020


Principal’s Nominee
All History Teachers


In 2021, the Scholarship History examination will consist of three questions. This replaces the current format which has one question assessed against multiple criteria. The rationale and format of the new examination are explained in the document below.

History Scholarship 2021 supporting information (PDF, 110KB)
Note: There is no change to what is being assessed, only to the format of the assessment.  This change is not expected to have an impact on teaching and learning programmes as candidates will continue to be assessed against the skills that applied in the 2020 examination. 
An exemplar of the new assessment format will be available on the NZQA website in December 2020. 


Please refer any enquiries relating to this circular to your School Relationship Manager:

School Relationship Manager
School Quality Assurance and Liaison
Telephone: 04 463 3000

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