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Performance Band Descriptors — 2016 Higher School Certificate

2016 History Extension Performance Band Descriptors and State Performance (Acrobat PDF)

1 unit History Extension

2016 Candidature - 1862

Band E4
(21.58%)

Demonstrates extensive knowledge and understanding of the nature of history and the way historical interpretations are developed from different perspectives and approaches. Communicates complex and coherent historical argument through detailed, cohesive and referenced texts. Effectively constructs and defends a historical position and effectively challenges other positions. Designs, conducts and presents a substantial historical investigation involving extensive and thorough analysis and synthesis of complex historical information and evaluation of a wide range of historical sources.
Band E3
(59.18%)

Demonstrates thorough knowledge and understanding of the nature of history and shows an understanding of the way historical interpretations are developed from different perspectives and approaches. Communicates detailed and coherent historical argument through cohesive and referenced texts. Constructs and defends a historical position and attempts to challenge other positions. Designs, conducts and presents a substantial historical investigation involving detailed analysis and synthesis of historical information and evaluation of a range of historical sources.
Band E2
(17.83%)

Demonstrates sound knowledge and understanding of the nature of history and shows some understanding of the way historical interpretations are developed from different perspectives and approaches. Communicates coherent historical narrative through structured texts. Describes historical positions and acknowledges other positions. Plans, conducts and presents a historical investigation involving analysis and synthesis of historical information and evaluation of a range of historical sources.
Band E1
(1.39%)

A mark in this band indicates that the student has achieved below the minimum standard expected.
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