L3HIS History Level 3

What will I learn?


  • Aspects of New Zealand and Central Otago History

  • The Palestinian/Israeli conflict and the modern Middle East

History is the study of real events and reactions. We look at how people have acted and what they hoped to achieve. We look at how people re-imagine the past to suit their needs. We look to how Justice can be delayed and denied.

How will I learn?

Examine, analyse and question why things happen. Consider whether events are the drivers of History, or something deeper. You will question and think critically. You will read widely. You will view essential texts.

What should I have done already?

Passed L2 NCEA. Have 20 level 2 credits in Geography, History, English or Economics or equivalent course. Be able to concentrate on reading for an hour or more at a time. Be able to explain ideas in writing and support those ideas with evidence.

What careers and jobs use History?

  • Diplomacy and international affairs

  • Think-tanks, policy analysts, architects

  • Lawyers, attorneys and Parliamentarians

  • International organisations such as the UN

  • Journalism, writers and editors

  • Military organisations

  • Tourist guides and preservation societies

  • Archivists, galleries and libraries

How is the course assessed?

Level 3 Achievement Standards: Up to 31 credits

15 credits assessed internally

Up to 16 credits assessed externally

End of course qualification

History NCEA Level 3, endorsements available


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




DUE DATES: Work must be submitted on the due date and time set by the teacher for internal assessments.

RESITS: Resits in this course will be offered on the three internal standards provided the student made a substantial effort to complete the first attempt by the due date. Resits are to be done on a new topic outside of normal teaching times.

PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism is claiming others ideas as their own. Paraphrasing others ideas is plagiarism as much as copying their text. Proper citation of others ideas is important. Plagiarism will be referred to the principals nominee.

Other matters please refer to the NCEA handbook.