Edexcel A2 History Coursework Exemplar Global

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Where can I find exemplar work?

We've made available examples of marked work to help exemplify the mark scheme level descriptors. You'll find it helpful to look at this range of exemplars to gain a better understanding of the marking criteria. There are currently exemplars on theSalem witch trials, Thomas Cromwell, Appeasement and the French Revolution available on the A level qualification page.

We will make more examples of coursework available after the Summer series.

Do I need to carry out internal standardisation of marking?

In large centres with multiple teachers, it's essential that you carry out internal moderation before you finalise the coursework marks. You should sample double-mark, selecting mark points within the same level from different teaching sets. The double marking should continue until you are satisfied that you have achieved comparability.

Small schools with only one teacher need not carry out internal standardisation.

How should I annotate the work?

It's important that you annotate the coursework to show the moderator how you have interpreted the mark scheme and applied it to the students' work.

Indications in the margins as to where specific mark scheme strands/levels are perceived would be helpful. It would also help to see a summary of the marking answer profile against each bullet point in the mark scheme using the following as an example:

BP1 (Bullet Point 1): L4+ (High Level 4)
BP2: L3 (Level 3)
BP3: L4- (Low Level 4)
BP4: L3+
BP5: L4

This could be provided as a summary at the end of the student’s assignment or on the coursework mark and authentication sheet, together with summative comments which explain why the final overall level and mark were awarded.

You should mark and annotate the work in ink. Initial marking may be done in pencil until you are satisfied that you are applying the marking criteria accurately and consistently; please then go over your marks and comments in ink. The colour of the ink is not important provided it is visibly different to the student’s work.

What are the grade boundaries?

You should not attempt to grade the work; you should be marking the work by applying the marking criteria in a consistent manner.

The coursework grades will be awarded at the end of each examination series using the standard code of practice awarding process.

Grade boundaries are always published on the grade boundaries page of our website. They will be available to download from results day.

E9 Moderator Report

While moderating your centre's coursework, the moderator will write an E9 report which will provide you with detailed feedback on your marking and administration. You will be able to download this report on results day. More details on how to access your E9 report will be provided in my results day update.

Teachers' guide

Further support and guidance can be found in the Getting Started Guide for A level History.

basically my proper history teacher has been off since october, im fine with learning exam content alone but there was been almost NO guidance on coursework which has to have a first draft in soon!

we're doing CW40 : twentieth century international relations 1879-1980

i chose:
part a- what was the short term significance of (chosen individual - mussolini)
part b- assess the significance of the role of individuals in changing relationships between the powers in the period 1879-1980

basically i need some sort of guidance with part b!!! do i cover the whole period?? or can i choose a few people from the same time ie maybe 1930s for example? how many people do i even have to discuss?? do i have to involve other stuff?! how long does it even have to be!!

please please help, i have had absolutely no guidance and really want to do well but we havent been told anything about what we need to do!!

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