History - Above satisfactory - Year 8
This portfolio of student work shows that the student can recognise and explain patterns of change and continuity over time (WS2, WS5). The student explains the causes and effects of events and developments (WS2, WS3, WS5). The student describes in detail the motives and actions of people at the time (WS2, WS5). The student explains the significance of individuals and groups and how they were influenced by the beliefs and values of their society (WS3, WS5, WS6). The student describes and presents different interpretations of the past (WS1, WS3, WS4).
The student sequences events and developments within a chronological framework with reference to periods of time (WS2, WS3, WS5). When researching, the student develops a range of questions to frame a historical inquiry (WS1, WS3, WS6). The student analyses, selects and organises information from primary and secondary sources and uses it as evidence to answer inquiry questions (WS3, WS6). The student explains and analyses different points of view in sources (WS1, WS4). When interpreting sources, the student examines their origin and purpose, and distinguishes between fact and opinion (WS1, WS4). The student develops detailed and well-structured texts, particularly descriptions and explanations, incorporating analysis (WS2, WS3, WS4, WS5, WS6). In developing these texts, and organising and presenting the findings, the student uses historical terms and concepts, evidence identified in sources, and acknowledges their sources of information (WS3, WS4, WS5).