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PERFORMANCE BAND DESCRIPTIONS
ANCIENT HISTORY


The typical performance in this band:

Band 6

  • comprehensive assessment of the significance of people, events, institutions and forces in Ancient History

  • analyses, synthesises and interprets information to accurately address problems and issues in Ancient History

  • displays a superior use of ancient terms and concepts to answer historical questions

  • high level evaluation of factors contributing to continuity and change in the ancient world

  • uses range of relevant ancient sources and evaluates their reliability

  • assesses different historical interpretations and perspectives

  • communicates a high level argument through well structured and detailed texts

Band 5

  • detailed assessment of significance of people, events, institutions and forces in Ancient History

  • accomplished analysis, synthesis and interpretation of information to accurately address problems and issues in Ancient History

  • displays an accurate use of ancient terms and concepts to answer historical questions

  • thorough evaluation of factors contributing to continuity and change in the ancient world

  • uses a variety of relevant ancient sources and evaluates their reliability

  • argues using different historical interpretations and perspectives

  • communicates a coherent and sustained argument through well structured and detailed texts

Band 4

  • clear assessment of significance of people, events, institutions and forces in Ancient History

  • good analysis and interpretation of information to address problems and issues in Ancient History

  • displays a broad use of ancient terms and concepts to answer historical questions

  • sound evaluation of factors contributing to continuity and change in the Ancient World

  • uses a variety of relevant Ancient sources to support their argument

  • explains different historical interpretations and perspectives

  • clearly communicates a general argument through well structured texts

Band 3

  • basic assessment of significance of people, events, institutions and forces in Ancient History

  • basic interpretation of information in Ancient History

  • uses ancient terms and concepts descriptively

  • basic recognition of continuity and change in the Ancient World

  • quotes some ancient sources in an attempt to support their argument

  • describes different historical interpretations and perspectives

  • communicates relevant information through descriptive text type

Band 2

  • describes people, events, institutions and forces in Ancient History

  • provides simple interpretations of information in Ancient History

  • demonstrates, comprehension of basic historical terms and concepts

  • demonstrates through simple sequencing of historical events, some understanding of continuity and change in the ancient world

  • some use of ancient sources

  • recognises simple historical interpretations and perspectives

  • provides limited coherent descriptions of people and events from the ancient past in simple narrative style

Band 1

 

 

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