This course requires 2 options.
NCEA L2 History
Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Clark
History connects students with the wider world. Students engage with history at personal, local and international levels. They investigate the histories of their communities,
No doubt you have a great thirst for knowledge, are keen to expand your brain power, and crave intellectual debate of the highest calibre. Or you may just need to fill up your timetable. Either way you should have a great year.
As History teachers, we are passionate about our subject and what it can do for you. There are a number of reasons why taking History is a good idea. You will understand more about why our world is the way it is today. After all, you cannot know who you are or know where we may be heading as a nation, if you do not know your past. History is made up of some incredibly interesting characters and stories. For example, how the leg of a table saved Hitler’s life, or how taking a wrong turn led to World War One.
In 2021 the course will be co-constructed between the students and the teacher. The broad context is the conflicts of the past are of significance today.
- The first topic will be New Zealand in World War I.
- The other topics will be negotiated between the teacher and students. In the last few years we have studied:
- The Holocaust,
- Communist China,
- New Zealand in the 1960s
- The Vietnam War.
Figure 1: MBC students and teachers at Gallipoli 2014
Figure 2: MBC students at Parliament 2021
New Zealand in the Great War
Potentially an optional field trip to Wellington.
Complete assessments related to New Zealand in the Great War.
Begin Topic 2 - e.g. The Holocaust
Complete assessments related to the Holocaust
Derived grade exams.
Begin Topic 3: In 2021 - New Zealand in the 1960s, including the Vietnam War.
Final Preparation for the NZQA exams.
Recommended Prior Learning
12 Credits from one of HIS100 or CLS100, GEO100, EBS100, ENG100
The head of faculty may use their discretion to enroll you in the course if you have not met the requirement above. Students are able to enroll in Level 2 History without having studied History previously.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.