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Assessment

Assessment for A Units


Task Type




Examples

1.0 units

(3-5 tasks)



0.5 units

(2-3 tasks)



Historical Investigation/Depth Study

Written

Research Essay/
Depth Study
800 - 1000 words
(at home)
Essay
600 - 1000 words
(in class)
In-class task

(600-800 words)



20-60%

0-60%

Document Study/Source Analysis

Written

In-class response

20-40%

0-40%

Empathetic and/or Critical Response


Written or Oral

Empathetic writing

Diaries


Journalism

Keepsake box (with contextual reflection)

Role play

Book and film review

Oral performance/presentation/ seminar

Podcast/vodcast

Field reports

Debates


Interviews

Artefact(s) and their significance

Models (supported by research and reflection)


20-40%

0-40%



Additional Assessment Advice for A Courses:


  • For a 1.0 unit:

a minimum of three and a maximum of five assessment items is recommended

at least one assessment item from each task type.



  • Where only one 0.5 unit is studied in a year:

a minimum of two and a maximum of three items is recommended.

  • Empathetic/Critical Response items require students to make discriminating use of primary and/or secondary sources to develop an effective, situated point of view. Alternatively, they may develop an analysis of a point of view. All responses must have an historical perspective that is informed by investigation and interpretation.

  • All empathetic items must include a written rationale, to a maximum of 500 words, and must include a bibliography.

  • Recommendation for orals is 8 – 10 minutes Year 11 and 10-12 minutes for Year 12.

  • A minimum of 40% of the assessment for 1.0 and 0.5 units must be completed in class.

Assessment for T Units


Task Type




Examples

1.0 units

(3-5 tasks)

0.5 units

(2-3 tasks)

Historical Investigation/Depth Study

Written

Research Essay/
Depth Study
1000 - 1500 words
(at home)
Essay
800 - 1000 words
(in class)

30-60%

0-60%

Document Study/Source Analysis

Written

In-class response

20- 40%

0-40%

Empathetic and/or Critical Response


Written or Oral

Empathetic writing

Diaries


Journalism

Oral performance/presentation/ seminar

Podcast/vodcast

Field reports

Debates

Interviews



Artefact(s) and their significance

Models (supported by research and reflection)



20 – 40%

0-40%



Additional Assessment Advice for T Units:


  • For a 1.0 unit:

a minimum of three and a maximum of five assessment items is recommended

at least one assessment item from each task type.



  • Where only one 0.5 unit is studied in a year:

a minimum of two and a maximum of three items is recommended.

  • Empathetic/Critical Response items require students to make discriminating use of primary and/or secondary sources to develop an effective, situated point of view. Alternatively, they may develop an analysis of a point of view. All responses must have an historical perspective that is informed by investigation and interpretation.

  • All empathetic items must include a written rationale, to a maximum of 500 words, and must include a bibliography.

  • Recommendation for orals is 10 – 12 minutes Year 11 and 12-15 minutes for Year 12.

  • A minimum of 40% of the assessment for 1.0 and 0.5 units must be completed in class.

Assessment for M Units


Task Type




Examples

1.0 units

(3-5 tasks)

0.5 units

(2-3 tasks)

Historical Investigation/Depth Study

Written

Short answer responses

Narrative tasks



10-80%

0-80%

Document Study/Source Analysis

Written

In-class response

10-80 %

0-80%

Empathetic and/or Critical Response


Written or Oral

Empathetic writing

Diaries


Journalism

Oral performance/presentation/ seminar

Podcast/vodcast

Field reports

Interviews

Artefact(s)

Models


10-80%

0-80%

Additional Assessment Advice for M units


  • For a 1.0 unit:

a minimum of three and a maximum of five assessment items is recommended

at least one assessment item from each task type.



  • Where only one 0.5 unit is studied in a year:

a minimum of two and a maximum of three items is recommended.

  • Empathetic/Critical Response items require students to use sources and develop a point of view.



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