Assessment Criteria - Year 7 History

KS3 Grade

HISTORICAL CONCEPTS

KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING

HISTORICAL INTERPRETATION

HISTORICAL ENQUIRY

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

Projected KS4 Grades

5

I can give several examples of causes and consequences, and am beginning to explain how they are linked. I am beginning to explain changes over a specific time period.

  I can explain why a person or event is significant and give several fully developed reasons, across several examples.

I can explain why differing views of significance the same event exist.
I am beginning to offer simple explanations why these different opinions might have been formed.

I am beginning to explore reasons why the author’s opinion can affect a source.

I can use my knowledge and understanding to identify and evaluate sources of evidence.
I can select organise and deploy knowledge to produce very structured work.

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4

I can describe several examples of causes and consequences, with details of how they are linked.
I can describe changes or continuity across time periods in some detail

I can describe, in detail, reasons why an individual or event is significant. This is supported with several examples with detailed knowledge.

I can describe different opinions about the same person or an event

I am beginning to explain the reasons for similarities or differences between sources.

 I am beginning to identify useful sources for a particular task from a range of sources.
I am beginning to select and organise information to produce structured work. 

8

3

I can describe several examples of causes and consequences, with simple details.
I can describe some changes or continuity in a given time period.

 I can describe the significance of a person or event and can give a simple reason why I think this is, and am beginning to support this with simple knowledge.

  I can describe different strengths and weaknesses in interpretations of people or events.
I am beginning to explain why opinions of an event may have been formed.

 I can compare two sources of evidence.
I can select relevant information from a number of sources.

I can describe an opinion about an event or person and am beginning to support it with evidence. I can write in a structured way, using paragraphs, key dates and terms.

7   

2

 I can identify different examples of causes and consequences, change and continuity and give simple details about the causes or changes.

 

I can identify an example of a significant person or effect, but I can’t explain their significance.

 I can identify and describe different opinions about an event or person, from more than one source.

I can combine some simple pieces of information from different sources.

I can select relevant quotes or details from sources.
I am beginning to produce structured work, with paragraphs, some key dates and terms

6

1

I can show an understanding of chronology by dividing the past into different periods of time.
I can identify some of the similarities and differences between these periods

I have a growing knowledge and understanding of some of the main events, people and changes in the topics I have studied, but don’t fully explain it.

I can identify basic similarities and differences between stories of the past.

I can pick out simple opinions shown in a source, but do not give any details to explain them.
I can pick out simple details in a source that is linked to a specific question.

 I am beginning to give a few reasons for, and results of, the main events and changes.
I am beginning to use some key dates and terms.

5

WT+

I can identify some events and objects and place them approximately in their time order.
I can identify simple ways that my life is different from the lives of people in the past.

I can show some knowledge and understanding of some of the topics I have studied but don’t explain anything.

I can identify some different ways that the story of the past has been told.

I can make simple observations based on comprehension of a source.

I can use some terms concerned with the passing of time.
I can give simple descriptions of what happened in the past

4

WT

I can recognise the difference between the present and the past in their own and other people's lives. I can place a few events and objects in time order.

I can recognise and identify some characters or events from the past.

I can identify a story of events in the past.

I can find simple answers to some simple questions about the past from sources of information.
I can usually recognise what a source of evidence is.

I can use everyday terms about the passing of time. I can re-tell episodes from stories about the past.

3

WT-

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