Assessment Specifications

Level 1 History 2021

(Updated in March 2021)

General information

Domain

History

Method of assessment

Written examination

Standards

91003  91005  91006

Information relating to all achievement standards    

The assessment will be available to candidates in paper or digital format. Further information about digital external assessments can be found on the Digital Assessment: NCEA Online page.

Specific information for individual achievement standards

Standard

91003

Title

Interpret sources of an historical event of significance to New Zealanders

Version

3

Number of credits

4

A variety of sources, as listed in the explanatory notes of the standard, will be used to assess historical skills.

Candidates will be required to write paragraph-length answers.

Candidates will be provided with a resource booklet containing a variety of historical sources, primary and secondary.

The context for the 2021 examination will be protest and social unrest in New Zealand in the first half of the twentieth century.


Standard

91005

Title

Describe the causes and consequences of an historical event

Version

3

Number of credits

4

Candidates will be required to write an essay on ONE historical event they have studied, using a conventional essay format.

Candidates will be expected to describe a limited number of causes OR consequences related to their chosen event.

There is no prescribed content.

Candidates are encouraged to write a concise response of no more than 550–600 words (3–4 pages). Assessment will be based on the quality of the response rather than its length.

Information in planning spaces will not be marked.


Standard

91006

Title

Describe how a significant historical event affected New Zealand society

Version

4

Number of credits

4

Candidates will be required to write paragraph-length answers on ONE significant historical event they have studied.

There is no prescribed content.

Information in planning spaces will not be marked.


History subject page

Examination timetable

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