Level 1 History

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Cullen-Wright

Recommended Prior Learning

Results from Year 10 will used to assess capability for external assessment. Students must be capable of sitting external standards.

The course is designed for students wanting to go to university and will be useful in whichever subjects at university students may be interested in. It develops students’ skills in interpreting a variety of sources and literacy skills such as report and essay writing, which are key components of any tertiary course. You will learn how to undertake a research investigation, communicate information in a variety of ways and the causes and consequences of events. You will also learn how to use a wide range of sources and how to view an event from different perspectives.

These skills can be used in other subjects as well and are therefore extremely useful. The topics studied look at some of the major events of the 20th century. They include New Zealand identity, New Zealand in the 20th century, and research assignments on a battle from World War Two and the 1981 Springbok Tour.
This subject is useful for boys looking to go to university in any capacity and those with career interests in education, policing, advertising marketing, publicity, libraries/archive, publishing, law, journalism, broadcasting and all areas of research.


Social Sciences


Level 2 History

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

2B8 exercise book, Blue or Black pens, Ruler, Highlighters, Refill, Clearfile.

Pathway Tags

Urban/Regional Planner, Immigration Officer, Intelligence Officer, Construction and Infrastructure, Geospatial Specialist, Survey Technician, Surveyor, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Geologist, Meteorologist, Travel Agent/Adviser, Historian, Retail Manager, Actor, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Artistic Director, Translator, Archivist, Conservator, Curator, Librarian, Library Assistant, Author, Journalist, Elected Government Representative, Policy Analyst, Barrister, Judge, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Records Adviser, Retail and Personal Services, Town Planner, Teaching, Demographer, Tourist Operator, Tourism Industry, Archaeologist, Anthropologist, Resource Management, Diplomat, Sociologist, Film maker, Lawyer, Social Work.

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