13HIS

Year 13 History (13HIS)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Mitchell

History at Level 3 looks at the contestability of events in the past and the various interpretations of these events. Students evaluate primary and secondary data and the different views of historians. Skills of independent inquiry and research are also developed which are essential tertiary skills. 

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. 

The themes studied include: 

An Event or a Place of Significance to New Zealanders: 

- Students will complete individual research on an event or place of significance to New Zealanders. This could include the Women's Suffrage Movement, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the Gallipoli Campaign, and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. 

- There is an opportunity to attend a three-day field trip to the Bay of Islands to explore sites and events of significance to New Zealanders. 

Historical Trends in History – The historical trend studied is the struggle for supremacy between the east and west after 1945. The cold war conflict between the USA and USSR at the end of World War II is an example of a contested event in history.

Contested History – The contestable nature of history is examined through a study of strategic bombing in World War II.

Pre-requisites

14+ credits from Year 12 History or with approval from the HOD. Students who have not studied History before may take Year 13 History with the approval of the HOD.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Bay of Islands field trip $350 (approximately)

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91434 v2
NZQA Info
History 3.1 - Research an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders, using primary and secondary sources
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91435 v2
NZQA Info
History 3.2 - Analyse an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
5
5
5
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91437 v2
NZQA Info
History 3.4 - Analyse different perspectives of a contested event of significance to New Zealanders
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91438 v2
NZQA Info
History 3.5 - Analyse the causes and consequences of a significant historical event
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r,6w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 21
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 21
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 21
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 21

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.