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Humanities and Social Sciences

Year 4

Above satisfactory

HASS - Above satisfactory - Year 4

Portfolio summary

This portfolio of student works shows that the student can recognise the significance of events in bringing about change (WS2, WS3) and the importance of the environment (WS6). The student explains how and why life changed in the past (WS3) and describes aspects of the past that have remained the same (WS3). The student describes in detail the experiences of an individual or group in the past (WS2, WS3, WS8). The student compares and analyses the diverse characteristics of different places at local to national scales (WS1). The student identifies the interconnections between components of the environment and between people and the environment (WS1). The student describes the structures that support the local community and recognises the importance of laws in society (WS7). The student describes a range of factors that shape a person’s identity and sense of belonging (WS4). The student identifies different views on how to respond to an issue or challenge (WS6).

The student develops a series of questions to investigate (WS1, WS2, WS4, WS6, WS8). The student locates and collects information and data from different sources, including observations to answer these questions (WS1, WS4, WS6, WS8). When examining information, the student distinguishes between facts and opinions and detects points of view (WS2, WS4, WS8). The student interprets data and information to describe and analyse distributions and simple patterns and draw conclusions (WS1, WS4, WS6). The student shares a point of view, respecting the views of others (WS4, WS6). The student sequences information and events about the lives of individuals in chronological order with reference to key dates (WS2, WS3, WS8). The student sorts, records and represents data in different formats, including large-scale maps using basic cartographic conventions (WS1, WS5). The student reflects on learning to propose action in response to an issue or challenge (WS6), and identifies the possible effects of that proposed action (WS6). The student presents ideas, findings and conclusions using discipline-specific terms and details in a range of communication forms (WS1, WS2, WS3, WS4, WS5, WS6, WS7, WS8).

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