This MasterClass covers some important topics and skills that students need to master for the Grade 12 IEB History examinations. These topics and skills can be examined within either the Paper I or Paper II formats.
The History MasterClass Series of videos was produced to highlight, clarify and refine the most important concepts, as described in the History Subject Assessment Guidelines (SAGs). The concepts learnt prior to Grade 12 are not explicitly covered as individual topics but are reinforced to the extent that they apply to the Grade 12 syllabus.
These videos summarise the important concepts related to each topic. They provide students with skills in order to expand the context related to the question, enabling them to answer examination questions with deeper and greater understanding.
The videos further address common mistakes that students make and point out how to avoid them. An effort is made to expose students to various ways in which the content can be examined. This is done by working through common examination-style questions and discussing the logic behind each answer; in this way, students are later able to apply this acquired knowledge to a multitude of diverse questions, rather than simply rote learning solutions.
A student who watches this MasterClass Series attentively - and then reinforces the explanations given by actively working through multiple past paper questions - will be thoroughly prepared for the final examinations.
Mumsy Malinga is a senior History teacher and Faculty Head of Humanities at Redhill School in Morningside, Sandton. Her areas of interest are gender studies and social history. Prior to her appointment at Redhill School, Mumsy worked as a History educator and Head of Department at St Stithians Girls College and at St Mary’s School in Waverley.
Mumsy is the current internal moderator (History) at the Independent Examinations Board (IEB).