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Higher School Certificate

Performance Band descriptions

History Extension

The performance bands descriptions shown below represent student performance in bands of achievement. They illustrate the typical performance of students in the History Extension HSC course.

Each band contains descriptions of student achievement of the course outcomes. The scales will continue to be refined to include information from performance in the new HSC courses and the outcomes assessed internally.


Performance Band descriptions

History Extension

The typical performance in this band:

Band E4

  • 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

  • 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

  • Demonstrates sound knowledge and understanding of the nature of history and shows some understanding in 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

 

 

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