Section Four: NCEA Level 3 External Exam

This section is designed to help you prepare for sitting the external exam.

The first document gives some thoughts on how to tacle each of the three external standards.
Section B has copies of each external standard.
Section C has the exam report, questions and assessment schedules for each of the 2009 external exams.
Section D has typed copies of real exemplars from the 2009 exam.

A: Hints on how to answer external exams

Hints 2010.docHints on NCEA level 3 Exam prep VUW hints.docWider hints on how to prepare for exams Answering 3.3 Resources from NZ Histroy net.docReally useful hints on answering 3.3 Resources

B: External Exams Standards
History Matrix Standard Summaries Level 3.doc
A summary of all Level 3 standards

Standard Level 3 3.3 Resources 90656.doc
3.3 Resources standard

Standard Level 3 3.4 Historical Decision90657.doc
3.4 Examine a significant decision standard

Standard Level 3 3.5 Historical Situation 90656.doc
3.5 Examine a significant Historical situation standard


C: Exteranl Exams: Papers and Reports


history external 09 assessment report externals.pdfReport of examiner on all externals 2009
90656-exm-09 NCEA resources 3.3.pdf
Exam question not available in full from NZQA because of copyright

90656-ass-09 3.3 Resources assessment schedule.doc
2009 3.3 Resources assessment schedule.

90657-exm- 09 NCEA exam a decision.pdf
2009 3.4 Examine a significant decision: Exam

90657-ass-09 3.4 Assessment schedule.doc
2009 3.4 Examine a significant decision: Assessment schedule

90658-exm-09 NCEA exam 3.5.pdf
2009 3.5 Examine a significant Historical situation: Exam

90658-ass-09 3.5 assessment schedule.doc
2009 3.5 Examine a significant historical situation: Assessssment scheduld

D: Exemplars from 2009 Level 3 External Exam

These are real scripts typed out.

Level-3-2009-90658-1-Achieved.doc
3.5 Examine a significant historical situation in the context of change in an essay.

Level-3-2009-90657-4-Excellence[1].doc

3.4 Examine a significant decision made by people in history, in an essay.

Level-3-2009-90657-2-Merit[1].doc
3.4 Examine a significant decision made by people in history, in an essay.

Level-3-2009-90656-Excellence-2[1].doc
3.3 Analyse and evaluate evidence in historical sources.