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    D-Day
     
    Assessment Outline 
     

    External Assessment………………………………80%

     

               Written Papers (5 hours):

               

    Paper 1………1 hour……………………………….20%

                 

    A document-based paper set on prescribed subjects drawn from the 20th century world history topics. The examination paper will comprise three sections: A, B and C. Each section will consist of four questions on each of the prescribed subjects. All four questions from one section to be answered.

     

    Paper 2………1½  hours……………………………25%

     

    An essay paper based on the 20th century world history topics.  The examination paper will comprise 30 questions, five on each of the six 20th century world history topics.  Two questions to be answered, each chosen from a different topic.

     

    Paper 3……….2½ hours…………………………….35%

                 

    Five separate essay papers, each based on one of the regional options.  Each examination paper will comprise 25 questions.  Three questions to be answered.

     

     

    Internal Assessment..................................................20%

    (Historical Investigation)

     
    Purpose of Internal Assessment
     
    Internal assessment is an integral part of the course and is compulsory for both SL and HL students. It enables students to demonstrate the application of skills and knowledge, and to pursue their personal interests, without the time limitations and other constraints that are associated with written examinations.
     
    The internal assessment should, as far as possible, be woven into normal classroom teaching and not be a separate activity conducted after a course has been taught. The internal assessment requirements at SL and at HL for history are the same. All students complete a historical investigation into a historical topic of their choice.
     
    The internal assessment allows flexibility for students to select a topic of personal interest. The topic need not be related to the syllabus and students should be encouraged to use their own initiative when deciding on a topic. The free choice of topic means that the historical investigation provides a particularly good opportunity for students to engage with topics that are of personal interest, or topics related to their own local or national history.
     
    Please note: Each individual student must complete an individual historical investigation—group work may not be undertaken.