Level 3 Political Studies
We are looking at a course which studies different types of government and political control. We will be looking at the following topics: Colonialism; New Zealand in the 19th Century; looking at early contact, the Treaty of Waitangi where we will demonstrate knowledge of the development of the New Zealand legal system in the 19th Century and how the wars and conflict eventuated leading up to the changes of the legal systems following the Treaty. Totalitarianism; Germany under Hitler and the USSR under Stalin. We also study the Holocaust and the escalating persecution of the Jews by the Nazis. We will do a two night field trip to the Bay of Islands as part of the New Zealand aspect of the course.
Research Investigation – This allows students to work independently, using the inquiry process, to examine an event or place of historical significance.
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.
This is an ‘approved subject’ for University Entrance. Standards marked (R) may be counted towards the Reading credits for Literacy. Standards marked (R/W) may be counted towards either (but not both) Reading or Writing credits for Literacy.
US 10347 Demonstrate knowledge of the development of the New Zealand legal system
AS 91434 (R) Research an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders, using primary and secondary sources
91435(R) Analyse an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
US 27849 Evaluate a law making process in relation to a significant legal issue
91437 (R) Analyse different perspectives of a contested event of significance to New Zealanders
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
60 page clear folder
Recommended Prior Learning
The course has open entry though it is recommended that students have some background in history and have competent essay writing skills.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 24 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.
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,
Any information, costs or standards may change.