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Performance Band descriptions Society and Culture

The typical performance in this band:

Band 6
  • demonstrates high level analysis of the complex nature of cultural diversity and commonality and the relationships within and between social and cultural groups
  • demonstrates high level application and justification of a range of social and cultural research methods
  • critically evaluates appropriate course concepts and their influence in societies and cultures
  • selects and organises information from a range of sources and critically evaluates sources for usefulness and bias
  • communicates complex analysis through well-structured and detailed texts using a range of appropriate terms associated with Society and Culture
  • critically evaluates continuity and change, strategies for change and implications for societies and cultures
  • provides evidence of comprehensive use of planning and review strategies to manage a range of complex tasks and make effective use of time and resources
Band 5
  • demonstrates a thorough understanding of cultural diversity and commonality and analyses the nature of relationships within and between social and cultural groups
  • demonstrates thorough application and justification of social and cultural research methods
  • analyses appropriate course concepts and their influence in societies and cultures
  • selects and organises information from a variety of sources and makes some judgments on the usefulness and bias of the sources
  • communicates a well organised and sustained argument through well-structured and detailed texts using a variety of appropriate terms associated with Society and Culture
  • evaluates continuity and change and can assess strategies for change and implications for societies and cultures
  • provides evidence of thorough use of planning and review strategies to manage a range of complex tasks and make effective use of time and resources
Band 4
  • demonstrates a sound understanding of cultural diversity and commonality and explains the nature of relationships within and between social and cultural groups
  • applies appropriate social and cultural research methods
  • explains appropriate course concepts and their influence in societies and cultures
  • interprets data from a variety of sources forming sound conclusions
  • communicates a sound argument through well-structured texts using appropriate language
  • demonstrates a sound understanding of continuity and change, and some strategies to manage change
  • provides some evidence of the use of sound planning and review strategies to manage a number of tasks and to use time and resources effectively
Band 3
  • demonstrates a basic understanding of cultural diversity and commonality and the nature of relationships between social and cultural groups
  • applies basic social and cultural research methods
  • describes course concepts and their influence in societies and cultures
  • gathers evidence from different forms of data and draws basic conclusions
  • writes basic explanations of ideas and issues using some appropriate language
  • demonstrates a descriptive understanding of continuity and change
  • provides evidence of basic use of planning and review strategies to manage tasks and organise the use of time and resources
Band 2
  • recognises cultural diversity and the relationships between social groups
  • demonstrates limited application of basic social and cultural research methods
  • outlines course concepts and their influence in societies and cultures
  • provides simple interpretations from a limited range of data
  • writes simple descriptions of ideas and issues and demonstrates comprehension of basic terms
  • describes continuity or change in limited terms
  • provides evidence of limited use of planning and review strategies to manage tasks and organise the use of time and resources
Band 1  

 

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