Social Studies - annotated exemplars level 2 AS91283

Describe a social action that enables communities and/or nations to meet responsibilities and exercise rights (2.5)

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This annotated exemplar is intended for teacher use only. The student work shown does not always represent a complete sample of what is required. Selected extracts are used, focused on the grade boundaries, in order to assist assessors to make judgements at the national standard.

Low Excellence

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Student 1 (PDF, 72KB)

For Excellence, the student needs to describe comprehensively a social action that enables communities and/or nations to meet responsibilities and exercise rights.

This involves evaluating the effectiveness of the social action, including strengths, weaknesses, and appropriateness of the social action.

The student has comprehensively described the #MeToo social action by evaluating its effectiveness, including both the strengths (1) and the weaknesses (2) of the campaign. The student has provided some evidence of the appropriateness of the social action (3) in the evaluation.

For a more secure Excellence, the student could more comprehensively evaluate the effectiveness of the social action by describing the weaknesses of the social action in further detail.

High Merit

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Student 2 (PDF, 56KB)

For Merit, the student needs to describe, in depth, a social action that enables communities and/or nations to meet responsibilities and exercise rights.

This involves describing the consequences for individual(s) and society of the social action.

The student has sufficiently described, in depth, the consequences of the #MeToo social action. The student has described the consequence for the individuals (1), that people will feel empowered to share their stories, and for society (2), that people are more educated about the issue.

To reach Excellence, the student could describe the social action comprehensively, by further evaluation of the effectiveness of #MeToo, including its strengths, weaknesses, and the appropriateness of the action.

Low Merit

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Student 3 (PDF, 55KB)

For Merit, the student needs to describe, in depth, a social action that enables communities and/or nations to meet responsibilities and exercise rights.

This involves describing the consequences for individual(s) and society of the social action.

The student has just sufficiently described, in depth, the consequences of the #MeToo social action. The student has described the consequence for the individuals (1), that people will feel empowered to share their stories, and for society (2), that people are more educated about the issue.

For a more secure Merit, the student could provide more detailed information to explain the consequences of the social action.

High Achieved

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Student 4 (PDF, 133KB)

For Achieved, the student needs to describe a social action that enables communities and/or nations to meet responsibilities and exercise rights.

This involves using social studies concepts and giving specific evidence to:

  • describe the social action within the context of the issue, including the key features of the action
  • describe points of view, values and perspectives that relate to the group(s)/individual(s) that shaped the social action
  • describe how this social action enables communities and/or nations to meet responsibilities and exercise rights.

The student has used social studies concepts (7) and provided specific evidence to describe key features (1) of SAFE’s social actions within the context of the issue (2).

The student has described the points of view (3), values (4) and perspectives (5) of Hans Kreik and Mike King, that shaped the social action.

The student has provided sufficient description of how this social action enables the community to meet its responsibilities and exercise its rights (6).

To reach Merit, the students could describe the social action in depth, by describing the consequences of the action for individuals and society.

Low Achieved

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Student 5 (PDF, 131KB)

For Achieved, the student needs to describe a social action that enables communities and/or nations to meet responsibilities and exercise rights.

This involves using social studies concepts and giving specific evidence to:

  • describe the social action within the context of the issue, including the key features of the action
  • describe points of view, values and perspectives that relate to the group(s)/individual(s) that shaped the social action
  • describe how this social action enables communities and/or nations to meet responsibilities and exercise rights.

The student has used social studies concepts (7) and provided some specific evidence to describe some key features (1) of SAFE’s social actions within the context of the issue (2).

The student has briefly described the points of view (3), values (4) and perspectives (5) of Hans Kreik and Mike King, that shaped the social action. The student has provided just sufficient description of how this social action enables the community to meet its responsibilities and exercise its rights (6).

For a more secure Achieved, the student could, provide further information on the key features of the action. They could also, describe perspectives that relate to the points of view and values of the group(s)/individual(s) that shaped the social action in more rigour.

High Not Achieved

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Student 6 (PDF, 101KB)

For Achieved, the student needs to describe a social action that enables communities and/or nations to meet responsibilities and exercise rights.

This involves using social studies concepts and giving specific evidence to:

  • describe the social action within the context of the issue, including the key features of the action
  • describe points of view, values and perspectives that relate to the group(s)/individual(s) that shaped the social action
  • describe how this social action enables communities and/or nations to meet responsibilities and exercise rights.

This student has used social studies concepts (5) and provided limited specific evidence to describe some key features (1) of SAFE’s social actions within the context of the issue (2).

The student has attempted to describe the points of view, values and perspectives (3) of Hans Kreik and Mike King, that shaped the social action. The student has briefly described how this social action enables the community to meet responsibilities and exercise rights (4).

To reach Achieved, the student could provide further information on the key features of the action. They could also describe the values and perspectives that underpin the points of view. They could also provide further information on how this social action enabled the community to meet its responsibilities and exercise its rights.

 
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