Level 3 History
Teacher in Charge: Whaea S. Rankin
This course has a focus on critical thinking skills, evidence analysis and research methods. Students are encouraged to follow an area of interest and develop independent research skills to comprehensively investigate significant historical places or events. Possible topics include a study of Genocide, local history, New Zealand at War, Eugenics, Global history or International politics. The internal assessments allow students to investigate areas of their own historical interest. The external assessment focuses on the student choice of causes and consequences of an historical event or place and analysis of historical evidence.
Standards completed will be chosen from those listed below. Total credits for this course will likely be 19 or 21 as students choose one of the two external papers to attempt in the examination.
It is expected that students taking level 3 History will have passed the course at level 2 by gaining a minimum of 11 credits. Students wishing to take the course without studying History at level 2 will need to discuss their suitability for the course with the Teacher in Charge or Head of Faculty. It has been demonstrated that success in History is possible for students new to the subject at this level. It is surprisingly common for students who have studied History at level 1 to return in level 3. This is obviously less desirable than continuing through all three levels but it does have the benefit of providing a core understanding of the concepts, skills and assessment formats in History, enabling many who return to achieve very well.
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.
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An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.