Assessment Specifications

Level 2 History 2021

(Updated in March 2021)

General information

Domain

History

Method of assessment

Written examination

Standards

91231  91233  91234

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

91231

Title

Examine sources of an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders

Version

2

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 social history in New Zealand in the 1960s.


Standard

91233

Title

Examine causes and consequences of a significant historical event

Version

2

Number of credits

5

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

One general essay question will be provided.

Candidates will be expected to examine a limited number of causes OR consequences that contributed to the significance of their chosen historical event.

Significance as a concept is defined within EN4 of the Achievement Standard.

There is no prescribed content.

Candidates are encouraged to write a concise response of no more than 750–800 words (4–5 pages). Assessment will be based on the quality of the response rather than its length.

Information in planning spaces will not be marked.


Standard

91234

Title

Examine how a significant historical event affected New Zealand society

Version

2

Number of credits

5

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

One general essay question will be provided.

Candidates will be expected to provide a brief paragraph describing the context of the significant historical event and to examine how the event affected people in New Zealand society.

There is no prescribed content.

Candidates are encouraged to write a concise response of no more than 750–800 words (4–5 pages). Assessment will be based on the quality of the response rather than its length.

Information in planning spaces will not be marked.


History subject page

Examination timetable

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