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Social Studies School Based Assessment Outline

School Based Assessment. This is an evaluation conducted by the school while the social studies course is still in process. Candidates are required to conduct a guided research and document their findings your teacher/ other appropriate persons will guide you throughout the process. You MUST do your own work; it should not be done for you. Punishment will be administered to candidates in which it can be proven that they have plagiarized other persons work. The First draft must be handed in to your teacher NO later than the third week in November this will be corrected and returned. FINAL drafts must be handed in by the FIRST week in February. **WARNING** Do NOT hand in your drafts a few days before the deadline and pressure your teacher to mark and return it immediately to suit your needs. You will not be accommodated except in extraordinary circumstances, speak with your teacher if there is a problem. Be disciplined, MEET YOUR DEADLINES. If you hand in a research that your teacher has never seen before, this may be to your disadvantage and you may not get the marks you deserve.


The S.B.A. is marked out of 40. This values 20% of the total marks. Your report must be between 1000 – 1200 words in length, this should include appropriate graphs and charts . Each task is allotted a certain number of marks. If you miss (omit) a task, the marks cannot be allotted (the SBA is marked for what is present in the document). There are nine (9) tasks:

Task 1 - State a problem in the form of a question. (Statement of The Problem) Task 2 – Rational (Reasons for Selecting the Area of Research) Task 3 - State one method you will use to collect data (Method of Investigation) Task 4 - Design an appropriate instrument to collect the data (Instrument used to Collect Data) Task 5 - Describe the procedure you need to...
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