This page is to help with the essay standard that relates to decisions.There is also a page for AS3.5 (situations)

The decision standard is best approached by using the CCCCC model explained earlier. In this standard you will be asked to explain a CONTEXT, describe CAUSES that contribute to a decision and then look at CONSEQUENCES of that decision over a defined period. Our first example looks at the period 1840 to 1850 as the defined period.

The following document has a template for you to critique some of the essays

ACCESSING THE NCEA SITE
The next documents are to help you out with your exam preparation. Part of that process is understanding the 'rules of the game' The (2009) has the following on one document. The other have the assessment schedules.
  • The exam questions from last year's NCEA exam.
  • The judgement statement which provides the markers with guidance to determine the grade boundaries.
  • The Assessment schedules that the markers used that indicate the content for each question
The next documents will include the same as above but for 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004. They will also include some student exemplars that give you an indication of what is required at Excellence and Merit level.
2011 ASSESSMENT SCHEDULES

2010 ASSESSMENT SCHEDULES

2009 ASSESSMENT SCHEDULES

2008 ASSESSMENT SCHEDULES

2007 ASSESSMENT SCHEDULES
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2006 ASSESSMENT SCHEDULES

What we have been doing in class is a very useful way of helping you to prepare for the exams but also to understand the nature of a decision comprehensively.

So what did we do in class to prepare for the essay on the Taranaki War?
1. Took the assessment schedule and divided the bullet points into the ideas that go into paragraphs. One piece of paper form each paragraph is my suggestion.
2. Write a sentence that is the main idea for each paragraph, then sort the order of the paragraphs so that you can create some linkage
3. Write an introduction that uses the ideas in the paragraphs as the tags to let the reader know what you are going to say.


Level 3 History (90657) 2011
Topic Two: New Zealand in the Nineteenth Century, 2011
Topic Two: Essay One.
Explain the factors that contributed to the decision by the Colonial Office to appoint James Busby as British Resident in 1833. Evaluate the consequences of that decision on the developing relationship between Māori and the British Crown leading to the Treaty of Waitangi
Topic Two: Essay Two
Explain the factors that contributed to the decision of some Māori to install Te Wherowhero as leader of Te Kingitanga in 1858. Evaluate the extent to which their hopes in establishing Te Kingitanga were realised by 1900.
Topic Two: Essay Three
Explain the factors that led to Julius Vogel’s decision to abolish the provincial system of government in 1876. Evaluate the political, economic, and social impact of the abolition of the provincial system of government on New Zealand between 1876 and 1900
Topic Two: Essay FouR
Explain the factors that led to the decision of New Zealanders including the Women’s Christian Temperance Union to campaign against the sale and consumption of alcohol in the period 1861–1900. Evaluate the extent to which these campaigners were successful in achieving their goals by the end of the century
Topic Two: Essay Five
Explain the factors that led to the extension of the political franchise to women in 1893. Evaluate the extent to which social and economic conditions for women had improved by 1900.
Topic Two: Essay Six
Explain the factors that contributed to the decision of many New Zealanders to elect a Liberal Government in 1890. Evaluate the extent to which that decision impacted on the way people lived and worked in the last decade of the nineteenth century.

Topic Two: New Zealand in the Nineteenth Century, 2010

Topic Two: Essay One
Explain the factors that contributed to the decision by many Māori chiefs to sign the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. Evaluate the consequences of their decision on race relations in New Zealand between 1840 and 1860.
Topic Two: Essay Two
Explain the factors that contributed to the decision by British migrants to come to New Zealand Company settlements in the 1840s and 1850s. Evaluate the consequences of that decision for the New Zealand Company settlers between 1840 and 1860.
Topic Two: Essay Three
Explain the factors that led to the decision to grant self-government to New Zealand in 1852. Evaluate the consequences of this decision on New Zealand politics until 1876
Topic Two: Essay Four
Explain the factors that led to the decision by Governor Grey to order the military invasion of the Waikato in 1863. Evaluate the consequences of the invasion for the Government and the King Movement (Te Kīngitanga).
Topic Two: Essay Five
Explain the factors that led Julius Vogel to propose his plan to Parliament in 1870 for the development of New Zealand. Evaluate the consequences of the implementation of the plan for the development of New Zealand between 1870 and 1890.
Topic Two: Essay Six
Explain the factors that led to the decision by the Government to pass the Education Act in 1877. Evaluate the consequences of compulsory primary school education on society until 1900

Topic Two: New Zealand in the Nineteenth Century, 2009

Topic Two: Essay One
Explain the beliefs and fears about the state of affairs in New Zealand shared by Māori chiefs and the British Government that led to their decision to enter into the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.
Evaluate the extent to which the Treaty of Waitangi had addressed the concerns of both parties by 1860.
Topic Two: Essay Two
Explain the factors that led to Edward Gibbon Wakefield’s decision to organise the planned settlement of New Zealand
Evaluate the consequences of Wakefield’s decision on New Zealand society until 1855
Topic Two: Essay Three
Explain the factors that led to the decision by the Imperial Government to grant constitutional independent government to New Zealand in 1852.
Evaluate the consequences of this decision on New Zealand politics between 1852 and 1876.
Topic Two: Essay Four
Explain the factors that led to Parliament’s decision to abolish the Provincial Councils in 1875.
Evaluate the political, social, and economic consequences of this decision between 1876 and
1890.
Topic Two: Essay Five
Explain the factors that led to the Government’s decision to order the military invasion of the settlement of Parihaka in 1881.
Evaluate the consequences of the 1881 invasion on Te Whiti o Rongomai, Tohu Kakahi, and their followers between 1881 and 1900.
Topic Two: Essay Six
Explain the factors that led to the decision by women’s groups to campaign from the 1850s onwards for the right of women to vote.
Evaluate the political and social consequences that gaining the right to vote in 1893 had on New Zealand women’s lives until the early 1900s.

Topic Two: New Zealand in the Nineteenth Century, 2008

Topic Two: Essay One
Explain the factors that contributed to the decision made by the British Government to offer Māori chiefs a Treaty in 1840.
Evaluate the consequences of that decision for Pākehā and Māori after the Treaty of Waitangi, until 1860.
Topic Two: Essay Two
Explain the factors that encouraged some iwi to support the concept of a Māori King in the 1850s.
Evaluate the consequences for iwi who supported the King Movement (Te Kingitanga) between 1859 and 1864.
Topic Two: Essay Three
Explain the factors that led Julius Vogel to propose his plan in 1870 for the development of New Zealand.
Evaluate the political, social, and economic consequences of the implementation of the plan between 1870 and 1890.
Topic Two: Essay Four
Explain the factors that led many New Zealanders to vote for a change of government in 1890.
Evaluate the political, economic, and social consequences of the election of the Liberal Government for New Zealand between 1891 and 1900.
Topic Two: Essay Five
Explain the factors that contributed to the decision by New Zealand Company migrants to come to New Zealand in the 1840s and 1850s.
Evaluate the consequences of that decision for the New Zealand Company settlers between 1840 and 1860.
Topic Two: Essay Six
Explain the factors that led to the decision by the Reverend Rutherford Waddell to preach a sermon denouncing the practice of ‘sweating’ in 1888.
Evaluate the consequences of this sermon on working conditions and society in New Zealand until 1900.

Topic Two: New Zealand in the nineteenth century, 2007

Topic One: Essay One

Explain the factors that contributed to the decision made by James Busby to draw up the Declaration of Independence of New Zealand in 1835.
Evaluate the consequences of the Declaration of Independence on race relations from 1835 until, and including, 1840.
Topic Two: Essay Two
Explain the factors that contributed to the decision made by many Māori chiefs to sign Te Tiriti o Waitangi in 1840.
Evaluate the consequences of their decision to sign between 1840 and 1850.
Topic Two: Essay Three Taranaki War
Explain the factors that contributed to the decision made by Governor Thomas Gore Browne to pursue the purchase of the Waitara block in 1860.
Evaluate the consequences of this decision on race relations in Taranaki in the 1860s
Topic Two: Essay Four
Explain the factors that led to the decision by the New Zealand parliament to implement the Vogel Plan from 1870.
Evaluate the economic and political consequences of the implementation of the plan between 1870 and 1890.
Topic Two: Essay Five
Explain the factors that contributed to the decision made by Central Government to abolish the Provincial Councils from 1876.
Evaluate the consequences of this decision on New Zealand politics and the economy between 1876 and 1900.
Topic Two: Essay Six
Explain the factors that contributed to the decision made by Central Government to grant women the vote in 1893.
Evaluate the extent to which winning the vote changed the lives of women in New Zealand between 1893 and 1900.

New Zealand In The Nineteenth Century, 2006
Topic Two: Essay One
Explain the factors that led to many Māori deciding to convert to Christianity before 1840. Evaluate the consequences of Christian conversion on Māori in the nineteenth century.
Topic Two: Essay Two
Explain the factors that led to Hone Heke’s decision to cut down the flagpole flying the Union Jack above Kororareka (Russell) in 1845. Evaluate the consequences of this decision on race relations in the north until 1850.
Topic Two: Essay Three
Explain the factors that led to E.G. Wakefield’s decision to organise the planned settlement of New Zealand. Evaluate the consequences of his decision on New Zealand society until 1870.
Topic Two: Essay Four
Explain the factors that led to the decision to grant constitutional independent government to New Zealand in 1852. Evaluate the consequences of this decision on New Zealand politics until 1876.
Topic Two: Essay Five
Explain the factors that led to the decision by the New Zealand parliament to implement the Vogel Plan from 1870.
Evaluate the political, social, and economic consequences of the plan until 1890.
Topic Two: Essay Six
Explain the factors that led to many New Zealand voters deciding to elect a Liberal Government in 1890.
Evaluate the consequences of this decision on New Zealand politics and society until 1900.