Level 3 History

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Cullen-Wright

Recommended Prior Learning

14 Credits in Level 2 external English or History or approval from the HOF.

This 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 has a lot of literacy reading and writing credits and so is a viable choice for those looking for alternative literacy credits.

The skills developed include, critical source interpretation, persuasive argument and evaluation. Critical source interpretation involves interpreting a range of sources, what are they saying? How useful is the source and how reliable or useful is it? This develops your ability to understand the world as it is rather than how others say it is. Persuasive argument. This is the ability to convince others with well articulated ideas explained well and backed up with comprehensive evidence. Evaluation. History also gives you the skills to analyse perspectives and ideas to evaluate their comparative validity and usefulness, which has a number of real-world applications. Student feedback has helped choose and develop topics the boys enjoy, such as the invasion of the Waikato. The biggest battles in New Zealand took place in our backyard and we regularly visit the Waikato University Library (with whom we have developed a great relationship with over the years) and actually go to the battle sites to investigate.


Social Sciences

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$55 For Term 1 Field Trip
2B8 exercise book, Blue or Black pens, Ruler, Highlighters, Refill, Clearfile.

Pathway Tags

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