L2HIS: Level 2
History

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

That people act from a sense of what is right and necessary; but that changes depending on belief and circumstance.

We will study two topics from this list:

    • The Nazi state

    • The conquest of the Aztecs

    • The Vietnam Wars

    • The resurgence of China

    • A topic in New Zealand history

HOW WILL I LEARN?

Having fun arguing with each other. Look at causes and consequences of key events. Investigate historical situations. Undertake field trips. Read. Think. Dispute. Write.

WHAT SHOULD I HAVE DONE ALREADY?

Have good reading habits. Have an interest in the world and its problems. Be able to form an argument backed by evidence and explain that in writing.

WHERE DOES THIS SUBJECT LEAD?

Level 3 History and then the world as an inquiring, interested, responsible citizen – as a journalist, lawyer, researcher, and so much more!

INDICATIVE COSTS:

For all indicative course costs please see the Course Costs Page.


ASSESSMENT OUTLINE:

L2HIS

ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS:

The internal achievement standards will be assessed after the appropriate topics have been taught. There will be no reassessment opportunity for these standards. You will only be given the opportunity to improve on your efforts if you get small things wrong that you can be fixed with no further teaching or learning occurring (resubmission) that will bring your grade from a Not Achieved to Achieved. Because there is no reassessment, if you do not submit the assessment on the due date you have failed the standards.

The externally assessed achievement standards will be formatively assessed using tests and exams during the year. The results from these assessments will count towards class placings and any derived grade applications if you are unable to sit final examinations.

It is vital that you read and understand the rules relating to NCEA in the section on NZQA Information.