Assessment Specifications

Level 3 History 2021

(Updated in March 2021)

General information

Domain

History

Method of assessment

Written examination

Standards

91436  91438  91439

Information relating to all achievement standards    

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

Specific information for individual achievement standards

Standard

91436

Title

Analyse evidence relating to an historical event of significance to New Zealanders

Version

2

Number of credits

4

A variety of sources and concepts, 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 ideas about gender and race in nineteenth-century colonial New Zealand.


Standard

91438

Title

Analyse the causes and consequences of a significant historical event

Version

2

Number of credits

6

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

Candidates will be expected to analyse a limited number of causes OR consequences of their chosen significant historical event.

There is no prescribed content.

Candidates are encouraged to write a concise response of no more than 800–900 words (5–6 pages). Assessment will be based on the quality of the response rather than its length.

Information in planning spaces will not be marked.


Standard

91439

Title

Analyse a significant historical trend and the force(s) that influenced it

Version

2

Number of credits

6

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

One general essay question will be provided.

Candidates will be expected to analyse EITHER a trend and its effects OR the forces that have influenced a particular trend.

There is no prescribed content.

Candidates are encouraged to write a concise response of no more than 800–900 words (5–6 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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