Assessment Specifications

Level 2 Social Studies 2021

General information

Domain

Social Studies

Method of assessment

Written examination

Standards

91279  91281

Information relating to both 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.

Candidates will be required to give an account of relevant Social Studies concepts for each standard. The key concepts for Social Studies are provided in the Senior Social Studies Teaching and Learning Guide.

Candidates will also be required to give an account of relevant points of view, values, and perspectives (a range, diverse) for each standard.

Information in planning spaces will not be marked.  

Specific information for individual achievement standards

Standard

91279

Title

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

Version

2

Number of credits

4

Candidates will be provided with a resource booklet and will be expected to analyse the resources, using skills learnt during their Social Studies course.

The context provided will be conflict(s) arising over democratic rights in New Zealand.


Standard

91281

Title

Describe how cultural conflict(s) can be addressed

Version

2

Number of credits

4

Candidates will be required to write an essay or a series of paragraphs.

Candidates will be expected to use knowledge, understanding, and skills learnt during their Social Studies course.

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.

Candidates will need to demonstrate understanding of the overall intent of the standard rather than all the specifics of the explanatory notes.

At least ONE of the following types of participation will be included in the examination:

  • participation through social action
  • participation in decision-making processes.

Candidates will be expected to describe one form of participation in their response.

The society used by candidates must be real.


Social Studies subject page

Examination timetable

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