12HIS

Year 12 History (12HIS)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Mitchell

History helps us to recognise the distinctive forces which have shaped our society and determined our place within it while also making us aware of common links which we share with all humanity. History at Level 2 focuses on an understanding of the major forces of communism and fascism that have shaped our world. Skills of analysis, synthesis, research and communication which are fundamental to lifelong learning are further developed at this level. 

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: 

Revolutions and revolutionary leadership – This involves a study of the causes and consequences of the Russian Revolution. 

Tragedies in History – This is a study of some tragic events in the past and the wider issues and consequences of these events for our society. Events studied include the 9/11 attacks on the USA, Mt Erebus disaster, My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War and the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Students choose one event to study in depth and independently. 

Conspiracy Theories in History – This looks at the issue of how historians arrive at their ideas and arguments by considering a number of conspiracy theories. These include the moon landings,9/11 attack and  the deaths of Marilyn Monroe, JFK and Hitler.

Interpretation of perspectives in history – This examines the different interpretations held by people about events in the past. This is a study of the Holocaust in Germany. 

Pre-requisites

14+ credits from Year 11 History or with approval from the HOD. Students who have not studied History before may take Year 12 History with the approval of the HOD.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Optional 2 day field trip to Wellington $400 - $450 (approximately).

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91229 v2
NZQA Info
History 2.1 - Carry out an inquiry of an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91230 v2
NZQA Info
History 2.2 - Examine an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91232 v2
NZQA Info
History 2.4 - Interpret different perspectives of people in an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91233 v2
NZQA Info
History 2.5 - Examine causes and consequences of a significant historical event
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r,5w
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 19
Total Numeracy Credits: 0