Domain - Social Studies

Domain - Social Studies

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Level 1

Describe change in society
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91039.

90215 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe people's participation in society
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91042.

90216 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Conduct a social studies inquiry to communicate conceptual understandings about society
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91040.

90217 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain differing values positions
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91041.

90218 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Decide on social action(s) in relation to a social issue
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91043.

90219 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe how cultures change

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Version 3 This achievement standard replaced AS90215.

91039 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Conduct a social inquiry

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Version 3 This achievement standard replaced AS90217.

91040 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Describe consequences of cultural change(s)

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Version 3 This achievement standard replaced AS90218.

91041 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Report on personal involvement in a social justice and human rights action

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Version 3 This achievement standard replaced AS90216.

91042 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Describe a social justice and human rights action

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90219.

91043 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Conduct a social inquiry to describe the impact of a global flow or process on society

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Version 1

92048 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of perspectives on a contemporary social issue

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92049 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Use resources to describe solutions, resolutions, or responses to a contemporary social issue

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Version 1

92050 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Reflect on participation in a social action

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Version 1

92051 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Level 2

Describe the effect of an aspect of society on people
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Version 3

90271 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe how peoples actions influence society
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Version 3

90272 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Conduct an advanced social studies inquiry
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91280.

90273 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe responses to values position(s)
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

90274 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Plan social action in relation to a social issue
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91282.

90275 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of conflict(s) arising from different cultural beliefs and ideas

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Version 2

91279 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Conduct a reflective social inquiry

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90273.

91280 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Describe how cultural conflict(s) can be addressed

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Version 2

91281 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Describe personal involvement in a social action related to rights and responsibilities

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90275.

91282 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Describe a social action that enables communities and/or nations to meet responsibilities and exercise rights

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Version 2

91283 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Level 3

Examine diversity in society
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

90689 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain people's responses to challenges facing society
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

90690 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Conduct an advanced social studies inquiry independently
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard and AS90692 have been replaced by AS91597.

90691 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain a values system
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard and AS90691 have been replaced by AS91597.

90692 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Examine social action(s) in relation to a social issue
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91600.

90693 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of ideological responses to an issue

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Version 2

91596 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Conduct a critical social inquiry

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90691 and AS90692.

91597 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of how ideologies shape society

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Version 2

91598 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Examine personal involvement in a social action(s) that aims to influence policy change(s)

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Version 2

91599 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Examine a campaign of social action(s) to influence policy change(s)

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90693.

91600 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Data as at 29 November 2022