HIS301

Level 3 History 301

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: K. Goddard

This course is divided into three parts:

Term 1: Research – Individual research into an event of significance to New Zealand and New Zealanders - you get to choose your own event. 

Term 2: From Contact to Colonisation – an examination of the Birth of New Zealand. This course will critically examine the history of contact between colonists and Maori during the 19th century and some of the pivotal events and decisions which helped shape New Zealand as a nation.

Term 3: A unit based on a class vote taken in Term One. Previous years have included the Arab-Israeli conflict, the English Civil War and Interregnum, the Vietnam War, the Troubles in Ireland, and the Apartheid Era in South Africa.

This course is particularly useful for students who are interested in law, journalism, and / or politics. The detailed examination of Te Tiriti during Term Two is recommended for all New Zealanders and will provide a significant advantage to anyone intending to go to university (in any field). The research, communication, and perspectives assessments all develop skills which are important for university study and many professional careers.


Recommended Prior Learning

Must have Level 2 NCEA including Level 2 literacy plus at least 14 credits in Level 2 History, Geography, English or Classics. A high level of literacy is required.

Students who did not pass external written assessments in Level 2 History, English, Classics or Geography should consider taking the 302 course.

Pathway

Many students of Level Three History have gone on to study law, politics, international relations, journalism, human rights, philosophy, and other humanities / social sciences subjects at university.
You may wish to complement your study of History this year by also choosing Classical Studies and/or Geography.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91434 v2
NZQA Info
History 3.1 - Research an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders, using primary and secondary sources
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91435 v2
NZQA Info
History 3.2 - Analyse an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
5
5
5
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91436 v2
NZQA Info
History 3.3 - Analyse evidence relating to an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91437 v2
NZQA Info
History 3.4 - Analyse different perspectives of a contested event of significance to New Zealanders
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91438 v2
NZQA Info
History 3.5 - Analyse the causes and consequences of a significant historical event
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r,6w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 25
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 25
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 25
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 25

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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