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Skills booklet unit 1 as history

  1. 1. Skills Required for AS History. A booklet to enable you to understand and practice the skills needed when studying Unit 1 AS History
  2. 2. Contents Page 7-8 How to structure an essay Pages 21-22 Self assessment against exam board objectives Pages 23-24 Homework tasks Pages 10-20 Planning a response to an examination question practice Page 9 Question targets Page 6 Understanding the level descriptors Page 4-5 Examinable skills Page 3 Assessment criteria for Unit 1 Pages 1-2 Exam board skills explained
  3. 3. What skills does the exam board require you to demonstrate? Make judgements between key features and characteristics of periods. To be able to Change Continuity consequence Within an historical context Causation To be able to explain and analyse key concepts;
  4. 4. What skills does the exam board require you to demonstrate? <ul><li>Recall , select and deploy historical knowledge . </li></ul><ul><li>This means / involves… </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate knowledge and understanding of history in a clear and effective manner. </li></ul><ul><li>This means / involves… </li></ul><ul><li>Use explanation and analysis to demonstrate understanding and arrive at substantiated judgements. </li></ul><ul><li>This means / involves… </li></ul>
  5. 5. Assessment Criteria For Unit 1 Historical themes in breadth The emphasis is on the ability to recall, select and deploy historical knowledge and understanding of history in a clear and effective manner. Also the ability to present historical explanations showing an understanding of history. You need to arrive at a substantiated conclusion. The answer is required in essay format. 30 each Total 60 1 & 2 Assessment focus Marks Question Answer 2 questions from a choice of 4.One from each topic YOU have studied. UNIT 1: Duration: 1 hour 20 mins
  6. 6. Examinable Skills Links Analysis Choice Focus What skills do I need to demonstrate?
  7. 7. Applying the examinable skills to structuring an essay Effective application – what I need to do…
  8. 8. Understanding the essay level descriptors Level 5 25-30 Level 4 19-24 Level 3 13-18 marks Level 2 7-12 marks Level 1 1-6 marks What knowledge and understanding you demonstrate. What skills you are required to demonstrate. Level
  9. 9. Structuring the main part of an essay Language skills Independent thought Reach judgments Back up argument Analyse How you need to effectively do it. What you are expected to do.
  10. 10. Intro and Conclusion <ul><li>INTRODUCTION </li></ul><ul><li>Outline your argument. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you agree with the judgement ? Yes / No / Partly. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain WHY this will for the basis of your argument. </li></ul><ul><li>CONCLUSION </li></ul><ul><li>Reach a substantiated judgement: Against the essay focus. </li></ul><ul><li>SUPPORT </li></ul><ul><li>REFUTE </li></ul><ul><li>MODIFY </li></ul><ul><li>Back up with evidence. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Question Targets Focus on unit 1 is on developed analysis and the ability to make and support , a reasoned historical judgement. <ul><li>Questions can be about; </li></ul><ul><li>Causation </li></ul><ul><li>Consequence </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis ,or judgment on key features of a situation </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of consequences and effects. </li></ul><ul><li>Question approaches; </li></ul><ul><li>How extensive analysis of key features) </li></ul><ul><li>was opposition to… ( target: analysis of key features) </li></ul><ul><li>How far did…improve? (Target :comparison ;analysis of change) </li></ul><ul><li>How important was…in increasing opposition / support…? (target: analysis of causation) </li></ul><ul><li>How important was….contribution to the development of…/the outcome of/the beginning of..? (Target: analysis of significance) </li></ul>
  12. 12. How far did things improve in Germany between 1924-29? Planning a response Details/ key points Explanation Evidence Analysis – how stable was German society? Economic considerations Political considerations Social considerations What links can you make between the factors?
  13. 13. Focus on the introduction How far did things improve in Germany between 1924-29? Reasoning Judgment Outline
  14. 14. Focus on the conclusion Reasoning: MODIFY REFUTE SUPPORT How far did things improve in Germany between 1924-29?
  15. 15. Peer / self assessment Level 5 25-30 Level 4 19-24 Level 3 13-18 marks Level 2 7-12 marks Level 1 1-6 marks Which level ARE YOU on – provide evidence to support your judgement Level
  16. 16. Anti - Semitism in Germany in the 1930s was more the result of official persecution than popular feeling? Planning a response Details/ key points Explanation Evidence Analysis –official persecution / popular feeling? Official persecution Popular feeling What links can you make between the factors?
  17. 17. Focus on the introduction Anti - Semitism in Germany in the 1930s was more the result of official persecution than popular feeling? Reasoning Judgment Outline
  18. 18. Popular opposition to the Nazi’s was limited 1933-45. Planning a response Organized opposition The churches Source of opposition Details/ key points Explanation Evidence Analysis – how was it limited / ineffective? Individual protests Young people What links can you make between the factors?
  19. 19. Focus on the introduction Popular opposition to the Nazi’s was limited 1933-45. Reasoning Judgment Outline
  20. 20. Focus on the conclusion Reasoning: MODIFY REFUTE SUPPORT Popular opposition to the Nazi’s was limited 1933-45.
  21. 21. Peer / self assessment Level 5 25-30 Level 4 19-24 Level 3 13-18 marks Level 2 7-12 marks Level 1 1-6 marks Which level ARE YOU on – provide evidence to support your judgement Level
  22. 22. Focus on the conclusion Reasoning: MODIFY REFUTE SUPPORT The Night of the Long Knives sealed the move towards a Nazi Dictatorship?
  23. 23. Self assessment against exam board assessment objectives. Communicate explanations and reach sustained conclusions. AO1 Analysis and evaluate information AO1 Recall, select and deploy knowledge. AO1 My level of confidence Skills required Assessment objective aspect
  24. 24. Setting personal targets AO1 AO1 AO1 What I need to do to progress in this skill area Assessment objective
  25. 25. To what extent was Hitler able to re-establish Germany as a great power by 1936? Homework Task Week 1 Weakening France Diplomatic moves – Britain / Italy Foreign policy move Details/ key points Explanation Evidence Analysis – a great power due to Hitler ? Treaty of Versailles What links can you make between the factors?
  26. 26. Homework Task Week 2 Use this for the formative assessment next lesson. Reasoning: MODIFY REFUTE SUPPORT The Weimar Years 1924-29 deserve to be called the stable years.

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