Level 2 History
History at Level 2 course explores how historians engage in finding out about the past. History explores how and why change has occurred in countries and nations over time. An appreciation of the past allows a more thorough understanding of the present and provides lifelong interest and pleasure.
Perspectives – This study involves students learning about different perspectives of people about events in the past.
This pathway provides students with knowledge and skills that are relevant for a wide range of occupations such as law, journalism, the media, politics, human resources, research, nursing, primary, secondary and tertiary teaching, medicine, management and many other careers.
Themes studied include:
Protest in the 20th Century – This study examines the methods of peaceful protest as a solution to national or international disagreements. It focuses on events of significance to New Zealanders including Bastion Point, Maori land issues, the Maori Land March, apartheid South Africa, the 1981 Springbok Tour; Russian Revolution, Holocaust and nuclear testing in the Pacific.
91229 Carry out an inquiry of an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders.
91230 Examine an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders.
91232 Interpret different perspectives of people in an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders.
91233 Examine causes and consequences of a significant historical event.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
60 page clear folder
Recommended Prior Learning
Studied the subject at Year 11 and approval by HOD. Students who have not studied History before may take Year 12 History with approval of the HOD.
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Animator/Digital Artist, Archivist, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Historian, Artist, Artistic Director, Barrister, Minister of Religion, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Interpreter, Conservator, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Judge, Curator, Workplace Relations Adviser, Geologist, Game Developer, Policy Analyst, Secondary School Teacher, Valuer, Intelligence Officer, Court Registry Officer, Career Consultant,
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