NESA has revised the new Stage 6 Modern and Ancient History sample HSC examination material as follows:
- The marking guidelines for questions 5 and 6 in the Modern History sample HSC examination have been revised to more clearly reflect the rubric for Section I of the examination.
In addition the following clarifications are provided:
- The rubrics for Modern History (Sections II and III) and Ancient History (Section IV) use the word interpretation. Note that this refers to interpretation, not ‘interpretations’. Students may demonstrate interpretation in a range of ways, which may be that of others, and/or their own. The inclusion of the word interpretation in the examination rubric provides an opportunity for students to highlight one or more areas of interpretation, as relevant to the examination question.
- The sources used in conjunction with examination questions may include what have been conventionally termed secondary sources, in addition to ‘primary sources’. This is consistent with the glossary definition of a ‘source’ provided in the syllabus, which states, ‘any written or non-written materials that can be used to investigate the past’.
For more information, contact:
Manager, Examining and Testing
(02) 9367 8233