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Unformatted text preview: HISTORY HIGHER 2 (Syllabus 9731) CONTENTS Page INTRODUCTION 1 AIMS 1 ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVES 1 EXAMINATION FORMAT 3 SYLLABUS CONTENT 5 SYLLABUS GUIDE 10 RECOMMENDED READING 20 9731 H2 HISTORY (2011) 1 INTRODUCTION H2 History is a contemporary study of regional and international developments in the twentieth century. An understanding of issues and events in the twentieth century offers students valuable insights into the complexities of regional and international relations. H2 History enables students to appreciate Singapores role in the region and the larger international community. Through a thematic- comparative and issues-based approach, students are able to identify patterns, recognise change and continuity, and understand the historical forces that have shaped our present. AIMS H2 History aims to enable students to: 1. develop an interest in and enthusiasm about the past; 2. acquire an understanding and a sound knowledge of selected periods or themes; 3. gain an understanding of historical concepts such as change and continuity; 4. explain the interplay of cause and effect of historical events; 5. appreciate the nature and the variety of historical sources and understand the methods used by historians; 6. grasp the diverse approaches to and interpretations of historical issues; 7. think independently and make informed judgement of issues; and 8. develop empathy with people living in diverse places and at different times. ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVES Candidates are expected to: AO1: Knowledge select and apply relevant historical knowledge. AO2: Critical Understanding and Constructing Explanations demonstrate an understanding of the complexities of issues and themes within a historical period; distinguish and assess different approaches to, interpretations of, and opinions about the past; express awareness of historical concepts such as change and continuity, cause and effect; and present clear, logical and well-substantiated arguments. AO3: Interpreting and Evaluating Sources evaluate, interpret and employ source materials critically as historical evidence. 9731 H2 HISTORY (2011) 2 ASSESSMENT SPECIFICATION GRID Assessment Objective Paper 1 Paper 2 Total AO1 + AO2 37.5% 37.5% 75% AO1 + AO3 12.5% 12.5% 25% Total 50% 50% 100% 9731 H2 HISTORY (2011) 3 EXAMINATION FORMAT Candidates will sit for two written papers of which the duration for each paper is three hours. Each paper is divided into two sections of which candidates are required to answer the compulsory source- based study in Section A and three essay questions in Section B. International History, 19452000 (3 hours) Section A (25%) There will be one compulsory source-based study on The Political Effectiveness of the United Nations, 19452000 . The question carries 25 marks....
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