History

 

Our History course is designed to inspire students to be curious about the world around them and the important events that shape our lives today.  History is so much more than dates!  It is about people’s experiences and their perspectives, and how these can change over time.

History builds key skills including formal writing, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, analysis of resources, interpretation of perspectives and engaging in discussion and debate.  History doesn’t prepare you for ANY job.  It gives you the skills YOU need for EVERY job.

  

Year 11 History    (11HIS)

The Year 11 History course covers:

  • The causes of World War I
  • The origins of World War II
  • Pearl Harbour to Hiroshima – Conflict in the Pacific
  • An inquiry into our local area

Assessment activities occur during the year, and at the end of the year in the form of an exam.

 

Year 12 History    (12HIS)

This course concentrates on nineteenth and twentieth century history:

  • The Vietnam War
  • Weimar Germany and the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party

Students study five topics (standards) that count for 23 credits towards Level 2 NCEA.

Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • 91229 (2.1)  Carry out an inquiry of a historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders  (4 credits)
  • 91230 (2.2)  Examine a historical event or place, of significance to New Zealanders  (5 credits)
  • 91232 (2.4)  Interpret different perspectives of people in a historical event of significance to New Zealanders  (5 credits)

External Standards (Exams)

  • 91231 (2.3)  Examine sources of a historical event of significance to New Zealanders  (4 credits)
  • 91233 (2.5)  Examine causes and consequences of a significant historical event  (5 credits)

 

Year 13 History    (13HIS)

The Year 13 History course concentrates on:

  • The Development of Maori/Pakeha Relations 1769 – 1840
  • An in depth study of the Holocaust.

Students study five topics (standards) that count for 25 credits towards Level 3 NCEA.

Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • AS91434 (3.1)  Research an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders, using primary and secondary sources  (5 credits)
  • AS91435 (3.2)  Analyse an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders  (5 credits)
  • AS91437 (3.4)  Analyse different perspectives of a contested event of significance to New Zealanders  (5 credits)

External Standards (Exams)

  • AS91436 (3.3)  Analyse evidence relating to an historical event of significance to New Zealanders  (4 credits)
  • AS91438 (3.5)  Analyse the causes and consequences of a significant historical event  (6 credits)
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