Level 3 History 301
Course content is subject to change. In 2022 the topics covered included:
- The Early Contact Period and the New Zealand Wars
- The Vietnam War and the My Lai Massacre
The skills of source analysis & interpretation, research, and communication through writing are woven through all of the topics, as is the concept of historical perspectives.
There are three internal and two external assessments. Students are expected to complete all three internals (Research, Report, and Perspectives) and at least one of the externals.
This course is particularly useful for students who are interested in law, journalism, and / or politics. A detailed examination of Te Tiriti and the early contact period 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 (or at least Level 2 literacy) plus at least 12 credits in either Level 2 History, Geography, English or Classics. A high level of literacy is required. There is no requirement to have taken History previously, although it will be an advantage.
Students who did not pass external written assessments in Level 2 History, English, Classics or Geography are likely to struggle in this course. Entry is at the discretion of the HOD.
You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
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.