HIS3
This course requires 2 options.

NCEA L3 History

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Clark

History world-wide, is a subject that is going through something of a renaissance at the moment, as employers seek people who can think on their feet, show initiative, and are creative thinkers.  Many jobs require analytical and research skills.   Both are fundamental to the study of History.

Students taking this course will deepen their critical understanding of issues important to our nation and others.  They will increase their knowledge of human behaviour and their understanding of different lifestyles and viewpoints.  They will observe how individuals and forces can influence the course of events.  They will be able to start to see the big picture and understand why.  

Topics:

1. New Zealand in the 19th Century

A crucial period in New Zealand’s history was the period when Maori and the outside world came into increasing contact 1820 – 1850. During this time the Treaty of Waitangi was signed and thousands of British settlers arrived. An understanding of this period is needed by many professions in New Zealand today. This period is extremely relevant to history students in Marlborough as a great deal of early contact happened here.

 From 1840 - 1900, relatively large numbers of migrants came to New Zealand. These immigrants shaped New Zealand in ways that are still of huge significance to our society today. Our laws, culture and landscape were all changed, as were the lives of the people who came here to create a new nation.

 You will have the opportunity to delve into this crucial stage in New Zealand’s history by choosing the aspect that interests you. You will conduct research and produce a report analysing an issue in New Zealand history.

2. US Civil War

The American Civil War was fought between the North and the South 1861-1865 and it is a deeply ingrained part of the culture of many Americans today. It is usually seen as being triggered by the election of Abraham Lincoln as President in 1860.  Lincoln wanted to end slavery and keep the Union together.

MBC students at  the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, 2017

MBC students at White's Bay Cable Station 2021


Course Overview

Term 1
Nineteenth-century New Zealand - an overview will be taught before students choose their own area of study.
Complete a research assessment on New Zealand in the nineteenth-century. You choose the area of research.

Term 2
Complete a report on New Zealand in the nineteenth-century. This could be from your research, the Wairau Affray or the Treaty of Waitangi.
Begin studying the US Civil War.

Term 3
The US Civil War
Derived Grade exams
Assessment on understanding perspectives relating to the US Civil War.

Term 4
NZQA determined content. In 2021 it is on gender and race in nineteenth-century colonial New Zealand.
NZQA Exams

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

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. 91436 v2
NZQA Info
History 3.3 - Analyse evidence relating to an historical event of significance to New Zealanders

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91437 v2
NZQA Info
History 3.4 - Analyse different perspectives of a contested event of significance to New Zealanders

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

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: 25
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 25
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 25
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 25

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.