History Form Four Past Papers
One obvious departure of this new History Examination Format from the former is that question 3 in section B now requires candidates to locate sites and events on a historical sketch map or diagram instead of answering questions based on the time-line chart.
2.0 GENERAL OBJECTIVES
The general objectives of the History examination are
2.1 to determine the candidate’s achievements of the competences on historical events, conditions and factors which shaped the past and the present conditions of Africa in relation to the rest of the world.
2.2 to determine the candidate’s ability to apply the History knowledge in interpreting, analysing and evaluating events taking place in the World and Africa in particular.
2.3 to determine the development of basic skills of critical thinking, reasoning, judgement, empathy and effective participation in developmental activities.
3.0 GENERAL COMPETENCES
The examination will generally test candidate’s ability to
3.1 identify the efforts made by pre-colonial African societies in mastering their environment and social, political and economic advancement.
3.2 critically discuss the impact of foreign domination, over African societies from the period of interaction with the external world to colonization of Africa.
3.3 explain and appraise various efforts and strategies made by the African states in the struggle against colonial subjugation.
3.4 critically assess cultural, political, economic and technological changes made by the African countries after independence.
3.5 analyse the objectives, achievements and problems of the establishment of regional, continental and intercontinental co-operation.
4.0 EXAMINATION RUBRIC
There will be one (1) paper of three (3) hours duration. The paper will consist of sections A, B and C with a total of 10 questions. Candidates will be required to answer ALL questions in sections A and B and any three (3) questions from section C.
Section A will comprise TWO (2) questions. Question 1 will comprise 10 multiple-choice items from all major topics of the syllabus. Question 2 will have ten (10) matching items. This section will weigh 20 marks. Section B will comprise TWO (2) questions. Question number three will consist of 10 items on maps and diagrams set from all major topics. Candidates will be asked to illustrate (by drawing maps and diagrams). Question 4 will comprise five (5) items of either finding the missing statement or incorrect statement and five (5) items of arranging historical events/facts in chronological order. This section will weigh 20 marks (each question 10 marks). Section C will have six (6) essay type questions set from the major topics of the syllabus. Candidates will be required to answer three (3) questions. Each question will weigh 20 marks.
5.0 EXAMINATION CONTENT
5.1 Sources and importance of History
5.2 Evolution of man, technology and environment
5.3 Development of economic activities and their impact
5.4 Development of social and political systems
5.5 Interactions among the people of Africa
5.6 Socio-economic development and production in pre-colonial Africa
5.7 Africa and the external world
5.8 Industrial capitalism
5.9 Establishment of colonialism
5.10 Colonial administrative systems
5.11 Colonial economy
5.12 Colonial social services
5.13 Crises in the capitalist system
5.14 Nationalism and decolonisation
5.15 Changes in political, social and economic policies in Africa after independence
5.16 Africa in international affairs
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