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1 How to Pass 2011 Level 3 & Scholarship History Workshop Alice Wards & Ricky Prebble

2 Read all the crucial information  Level 3 Assesssment Specifications Level 3 Assesssment Specifications  3.4 Standard 3.4 Standard  3.5 Standard 3.5 Standard  Remember to click 'View all Documents‘ Remember to click 'View all Documents‘  2010 Assessment Report 2010 Assessment Report

3 Know what you need to know  A good grasp of Level 3 C19th NZ content  Some understanding of how and why C19th NZ history is constructed  Good writing skills – clear and structured  Answering the question with a good range of evidence and ideas

4 Be familiar with skills and content  NZ in the 19th century - NZHistory.net.nz NZ in the 19th century - NZHistory.net.nz

5 Preparing for 3.3 Resource Analysis  Treat it like an essay – write clear, analytical answers, supported by both ideas and evidence  Practice writing  Plan your answers  Use your own knowledge  Keep to the time limit

6 Understand past 3.4 questions:  Explain the factors that contributed to the decision by many Maori chiefs to sign the Treaty of Waitangi in Evaluate the consequences of their decision on race relations in New Zealand between 1840 and  Explain the factors that led to the decision by the Government to pass the Education Act in Evaluate the consequences of compulsory primary school education on society until 1900.

7 3.4 looks like:  Explain the factors that led to the decision by (individual or group) to (decision) in (date). Evaluate the consequences of that decision on (group or situation). Analyse them – what groups / individuals / decisions / consequences / time periods are you prepared for? How could you prepare for a range of likely questions?

8 Creating a 3.4 argument Consider:  Identifying causes / consequences  Prioritising causes / consequences  Linking causes / consequences together – show you know about historical relationships  Group causes / consequences  Classify causes / consequences – Economic? Social? Political? Cultural?…

9 Understand past 3.5 questions:  Describe the evolving relationships between Maori and various Pakeha groups between 1800 and Evaluate the extent to which some Maori societies were changed as a result of these relationships during this time.  Describe the discriminatory conditions experienced by many women in nineteenth- century New Zealand society that led to calls for and attempts at change. Evaluate the influence of these changes on the lives of New Zealand women by 1900.

10 3.5 looks like:  Describe the (situation/group) between (time period). Evaluate the (impact/extent of change) by Analyse them – what situations / groups / issues / changes / continuities are you prepared for? How could you prepare for a range of likely questions? Do you know examples for the whole century?

11 Creating a 3.5 argument Consider:  Extent/degree of change  Speed/pace of change  Nature/type of change  Also: what aspects of continuity exist? What things didn’t change, or at least, what things retained some of their original qualities?

12 Useful ‘change’ words  Evolved into OR developed into  Emerged OR became more common  Structural change OR system change  cultural OR social OR political OR economic change

13 For Scholarship: Know what they’re looking for  A firm grasp of Level 3 C19th NZ content  A firm grasp of C19th NZ historiography  Critical evaluation of historiography  Synthesis (weaving together) in depth, defended, ideas  Lateral historical thinking  Willingness and ability to create an argument  Excellent writing skills  Source judgement (step up from analysis and evaluation)

14 Brainstorm the hint for 2011  “Continuity and change in the relationship between the values, beliefs and fears of people and the nature of society.”  What could the question be?

15 Ensure you know how to think and write about…  How key factors interact – economy, society, race relations, politics, gender...  What a catalyst for change is and how that works  How to write about change  How to write about continuity  How to incorporate historiography into your argument  Enough detailed content to form your own arguments, as distinct from what you are given in the resources

16 Understand past Scholarship questions:  2010: Analyse and evaluate the extent of Julius Vogel’s significance as a leader in nineteenth century New Zealand.  2009:Analyse and evaluate the extent to which the formation of the Kingitanga was a catalyst for change in nineteenth- century New Zealand  2008: Analyse and evaluate the extent to which the enfranchisement of New Zealand women by the end of the century demonstrates that New Zealand was an exemplary paradise  2007: Analyse and evaluate the extent to which the Treaty of Waitangi played a pivotal role in the development of New Zealand’s sense of nationhood by 1900  2006: Analyse and evaluate the relationship between politics, race relations and the economy in New Zealand from 1840 to 1890  2005: Analyse and evaluate the impact of colonisation and Pakeha settlement on Maori, and Maori responses in the nineteenth century

17 Format of the assessment  A variety of primary and secondary sources will be provided that deal with a particular part of each history context. Candidates will be required to respond to a statement in the instructions. The key ideas of the statement will be explained in a paragraph that follows the instructions. Using most of the sources as well as their own knowledge, candidates will be required to evaluate evidence and produce a single piece of writing that has demonstrated the ability to:

18 Skills…  Skill 1 Demonstrate an understanding of the critical underpinnings and scope of an historical question/context through the effective communication of a sophisticated, substantiated argument.  Skill 2 Develop informed and perceptive judgements about the nature of historical evidence and/or historical research.  Skill 3 Critically evaluate historical narratives in a sustained manner.  Skill 4 Demonstrate a thorough and perceptive understanding of historical relationships in selected contexts and settings.  Skill 5 Synthesise, with perception and insight, ideas relevant to the historical context(s) and setting(s). All skills are equally weighted.

19 Other important Scholarship details  Candidates will receive a question booklet containing sources and a separate answer booklet that contains two planning pages and lined pages for the response. Sources or information supplied  Two sets of approximately twelve sources that relate to the two Level 3 historical contexts. Content/Context details  The context will be continuity and change in the relationship between the values, beliefs and fears of people and the nature of society. Candidates should be prepared to respond to a statement that encompasses the broad survey course.

20 Further information about Scholarship History can be found here: Scholarship History » NZQA Read the exemplars Read the markers’ comments

21 What Next – How to study for History Exams  Share your best ideas…

22 What Next – How to study for History… - Some of our ideas  Follow all our previous instructions first – know what you have to know, so that you use your time well.  Plan your study time – Which part of the course? Which time period? Which key ideas?  Process your notes, don’t just read them – create something with them.

23 Processing your notes  Create Diagram, cartoon, song, poem, flashcards  Condense Summarise, ‘cheat sheet’, priotise key information, paragraphs  Write Essay plans, detailed essay plans, introductions and conclusions

24 Use TEXAS paragraphs  T – Topic Sentence  E – Explanation  X – Example  A – Analysis  S – Summary Link everything back to the question and demonstrate its relevance. Use sufficient evidence to support your ideas

25 How to annoy the marker  Write illegibly  Repeat yourself  Make stuff up  Count words  Obsess about individual words  Don’t answer the question

26 How to impress the marker  Write confidently  Plan your essay well  Unpack the question  Answer the question  Structure your essay  Include a good range of ideas and evidence

27 When is it?  Scholarship History exam: Saturday 19 November, 2-5pm  Level 3 History exam: Tuesday 22 November, 2-5pm

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