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Grade Ladder – History
8
  • As grade 7 but…
  • I can give a developed evaluation of at least one argument and counter-argument throughout the essay. This means weighing up the two sides and deciding which is the most convincing/likely view. AND I can identify links between factors in my work.
7
  • I have an excellent understanding of events or people in history. I can prove this by assessing the importance/ relevance/ significance of different interpretations (viewpoints) and providing an evaluation of these interpretations.
  • I can give an argument AND a counter-argument to assess the importance of two or more points/ ideas/ factors in answering a question by using the consequences of an event or person’s actions to help me judge.
  • I can give a simple evaluation of at least one argument and counter-argument throughout the essay. This means weighing up the two sides and deciding which is the most convincing/likely view. OR I can identify links between factors in my work.
  • I use specific and detailed knowledge (examples) to support my arguments and evaluation of each point/ idea/ factor.
  • I can write a conclusion to offer a convincing evaluation (judgement) – this means I can decide the most important point/ idea/ factor in my answer. My conclusion is well-supported with accurate knowledge, and it reflects the views I have put forward in my answer.
6
  • I have a very good understanding of events or people in history. I can prove this by assessing the importance/ relevance/ significance of different interpretations (viewpoints).
  • I can give an argument to show why a point/ idea/ factor is important in answering a question by using the consequences of an event or person’s actions to help me judge. AND/ OR I can give an argument to show why a point/ idea/ factor is less important in answering a question by using the consequences of an event or person’s actions to help me judge. This is known as a counter-argument.
  • I use accurate and relevant knowledge (examples) to support my arguments.
  • (Bottom of a grade 6: Arguments within the work are simplistic – not always convincing or supported with enough relevant evidence)
  • I can write a conclusion to offer a clear evaluation (judgement) – this means I can decide the most important point/ idea/ factor in my answer and give reasons why I have come to that decision, by comparing the different views in my essay.
5
  • I have a very good understanding of events or people in history. I can prove this by explaining the role of key people or individual events in answer to a question.
  • I use specific and detailed knowledge (examples) to support my explanations, which are fully developed and linked back to the question asked.
  • I can give two or more points (ideas/ factors) to answer a question.
  • I can use the PEEL (Point, Evidence, Explanation, Link) paragraph structure.
  • I can write a conclusion to offer a simple evaluation (judgement) – this means I can decide the most important point/ idea/ factor in my answer and give reasons why I have come to that decision.
4
  • I have a good understanding of events or people in history. I can prove this by simply explaining the role of key people, or how/why events happened in the way they did in history, to answer a question.
  • I use relevant knowledge (examples) to support my explanations.
  • I can give two or more points (ideas/factors) to answer a question.
  • I can use the PEE (Point, Evidence, Explanation) paragraph structure.
  • Top of a grade 4: I can write a conclusion which links back to and answers the question. This could mean agreeing/ disagreeing with a statement or deciding which point I have made is the most important.
3
  • I understand events or people in history. I can prove this by describing all stages of the narrative (story of what happened in the past) in detail, using key history words correctly.
  • I can give a detailed and accurate description of events or the actions of key people in chronological order.
  • My answers to questions include relevant knowledge.
  • I can write in paragraphs.
2
  • I understand events or people in history. I can prove this by simply describing the narrative (story of what happened in the past) using history key words correctly.
  • I can give the basic chronological order of events – cause, what happened, consequences.
1
  • I understand the main parts of an event in history. I can prove this by identifying the main parts of a narrative (story of events).
  • I can include at least 3 accurate facts in my work.
W3
  • I can give at least 2 facts about an event or person in history.
  • I may be able to answer a question by giving one piece of relevant knowledge.
W2
  • I can use some history keywords correctly in a sentence to show I understand part of an event, or something about a key person.
W1
  • I can label a picture with a fact about a key person or event.
  • I can say what a keyword means.
All BTEC results have been emailed to student school email accounts 02.09.2020