9759_2011_KI - 9759 H2 KNOWLEDGE AND INQUIRY(2011 KNOWLEDGE...

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9759 H2 KNOWLEDGE AND INQUIRY (2011) KNOWLEDGE AND INQUIRY HIGHER 2 (Syllabus 9759) [For school candidates only] CONTENTS Page INTRODUCTION 1 ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVES 1 SCHEME OF ASSESSMENT 2 DESCRIPTION OF COMPONENTS 3 NOTES FOR GUIDANCE ON THE INDEPENDENT STUDY 5 ASSESSMENT 7 APPENDICES 14 A INDEPENDENT STUDY PROPOSAL FORM B INDEPENDENT STUDY DECLARATION AND SUBMISSION FORM C INDEPENDENT STUDY RECORD OF ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE
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9759 H2 KNOWLEDGE AND INQUIRY (2011) 1 KNOWLEDGE AND INQUIRY HIGHER 2 (Syllabus 9759) [For school candidates only] 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 The syllabus and examination are intended for school candidates who follow the Knowledge and Inquiry (KI) course of study at H2 level. 2 ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVES AO1 Understanding the Nature and Construction of Knowledge Candidates will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the nature and construction of knowledge. They will be expected to show that they have read widely and have understood and can apply the concepts involved. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate skill in selecting relevant material with which to tackle the assessment tasks. AO2 Critical Thinking Candidates will be expected to demonstrate skills of critical thinking. They will be expected to analyse different kinds of arguments and information, identify and evaluate assumptions and points of view, verify claims and provide reasoned and supported arguments of their own. AO3 Communication Candidates will be expected to communicate their ideas and arguments clearly and coherently in good English. They will be expected to structure their arguments, and select an appropriate style of presentation. They will be expected to communicate responses which are fully relevant to the questions asked and demonstrate clear ability to engage with different aspects of these questions.
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9759 H2 KNOWLEDGE AND INQUIRY (2011) 3 SCHEME OF ASSESSMENT 3.1 Candidates are tested on 3 papers. Papers 1 and 2 are written examinations taken during the end of year examinations. Paper 3 takes the form of an Independent Study on a topic of the candidate’s choice. All the papers are compulsory for students offering the subject. 3.2 Table of Specifications Paper Description Mark Range Weighting Duration 1 Essay Paper consists of 6 questions in total: Section A covers the general theoretical aspects of the areas of exploration Section B covers specific applications of the areas of exploration Candidates answer 2 questions: 1 from each section Candidates choose 1 out of 2 questions [Suggested range of 1000-1200 word answer] Candidates choose 1 out of 4 questions [Suggested range of 1000-1200 word answer] Total 60m Section A: 30m AO1: 15m AO2: 10m AO3: 5m Section B: 30m AO1: 15m AO2: 10m AO3: 5m 30% 3 hours 2 Critical Thinking Paper consists of 2 sections in total: Section A comprises an unseen passage on a theme relating to the nature and construction of knowledge followed by 1 question Section B comprises 3 questions from different areas of knowledge, with
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