Year 12 Ancient History Assessment Outline

ATAR – Unit 3 & 4

Rome: 133BC – 14AD

2019

Assessment type Assessment type weighting Assessment task weighting Submission date Assessment task
Historical inquiry 15% 7.5%

Semester 1

Week 10–13

Task 5 Part A: Historical inquiry process. Topic: investigation of the life of one significant individual

Task 5 Part B: An in-class validation essay of 45 minutes

7.5%

Semester 1, 2

 (T2, W10, T3, W3)

Task 8 Part A: Historical inquiry process. Topic: Julius Caesar

Task 8 Part B: An in-class validation essay of 45 minutes

Short answer 10% 5%

Term 1

Week 4

Task 1: A series of closed or partially open questions administered as an in-class test of 45 minutes

Topics: Tiberius Gracchus and Gaius Gracchus; the Lex Agraria and tribunates

5%

Semester 1

Week 10

Task 4: A series of closed or partially open questions administered as an in-class test of 45 minutes

Topic: Extraordinary commands of Pompey and / or the rise of violence in the late republic

Source analysis 10% 5%

Semester 2

Week 8 (T3, W5)

Task 9: A teacher-generated source analysis based on two sources

Topic: 2nd Triumvirate to the formation of the Principate

5%

Semester 2

Week 13 (T3, W7)

Task 10: A teacher-generated source analysis based on two sources

Topic: The principate of Augustus 27BC-14AD

Essay 25% 5%

Semester 1

Week 6

Task 2: An in-class essay of 45 minutes

Topic: Marius’ first-sixth consulships

7.5%

Semester 1

Week 8

Task 3: An in-class essay of 45 minutes

Topic: Italian / Social War to Sulla’s dictatorship

12. 5%

Semester 1

(T2, W9)

Task 7: An in-class essay of 45 minutes

Topic: The First Triumvirate

Examination 40% 15%

Term 2

Week 5-6

Task 6: Semester 1 Examination – three hours, using a modified examination design brief from the syllabus. Section One: Short answer: two sets of (three questions from a choice of four and one question from a choice of two) 50%; Section Two: Essay (two questions from a choice of four) 50%
25%

Term 3

Week 9

Task 11: Semester 2 Examination – three hours, using the examination design brief from the syllabus.
Section One: Short answer (three questions from a choice of four and one question from a choice of two) 25%; Section Two: Source analysis (one question) 25%; Section Three: Essay (two questions from a choice of six) 50%
Total 100% 100%