Students will be assessed on the degree to which they demonstrate:
accurate, detailed comprehension evidenced by locating, selecting, recording and acknowledging sources
accurate, detailed comprehension in the classification, analysis and evaluation of information.
accurate, detailed understanding of perspective and drawing conclusions about historical significance from sources
imagination and independence in hypothesising, synthesising, constructing arguments and assess the available evidence
consideration of alternative approaches and understanding of historiography (T only)
empathetic understanding of values and cultures.
fluency and clarity using historical conventions
the use of diverse methods of presentation
the exchange of ideas in examining historical issues.
Creative and critical thinkers
Students analyse context and content through the use of primary sources, to make critical evaluations. Students draw upon their creativity to identify connections and develop their historical insight.
Students will analyse contemporaneous political and social problems and promote possible solutions or evaluate those found at the time.
Skilled and empathetic communicators
They will engage in tasks that develop an appreciation and respect for other peoples’ perspectives and actions. They are encouraged to engage with the peoples throughout history and relate that to the world in which they live.
Students will develop objectivity and clarity of thought in analysis, evaluation, comparison and justification of events and outcomes. They will focus on hypothesis and testing assumptions from available evidence.
Environmentally and culturally aware citizens
Students will be encouraged to understand the effect that environment, both physical and cultural, has had on the development of mankind.
Confident and capable users of technologies
Students will have opportunities to become confident and capable of users of a range of technologies, to enhance their skills of investigation, interpretation and communication.
Independent and self-managing learners
Students will develop skills in effective time management. They will develop confidence to become independent learners by reflecting on the processes involved in undertaking and completing a variety of tasks.
Collaborative team members
Students will be encouraged to work collaboratively in order that they clarify their thinking, practice compromise and develop and refine their ideas and argument.