Level 3 History

HIS3
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: 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 Historical Association - Careers in History

Alternative standards

Standards completed in this course could be adapted to include one external chosen from the following standards. Students will need to get approval to assess for any more than 18 credits, or to add an external to their course. 

  • A.S. 91436 v2 History 3.3 - Analyse evidence relating to an historical event of significance to New Zealanders - 4 credits
  • A.S. 91438 v2 History 3.5 - Analyse the causes and consequences of a significant historical event - 6 credits



Entry Guidelines

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.


Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91434 v2 History 3.1 - Research an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders, using primary and secondary sources
3
I
5
Y
5r *
A.S. 91435 v2 History 3.2 - Analyse an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
3
I
5
Y
5r *
A.S. 91437 v2 History 3.4 - Analyse different perspectives of a contested event of significance to New Zealanders
3
I
5
Y
5r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 15

* 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.

Total Credits Available: 15 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

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