Level 2 History

12HIS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Year 12 History

The Year 12 History course contributes a possible 28 credits towards Level 2 NCEA and is covered in 4 units of work. Each unit is assessed against one or more Achievement Standards. The overarching topic for this subject is the IndoChina conflict. The units cover carrying out an investigation into an historical event or place of significance to New Zealand and looking at differing perspectives of this event. 

There is an exam at the end of the year for Level Two History so it is vital that you attend regularly, work hard all the time, make the most of the opportunities of class/library time given and hand all assessments in on time.


Course Overview

Term 1
Overview of the IndoChina conflict -
Background to the event
Looking at the conflict from the American and Vietnamese perspectives
Impact of the event of New Zealand society.

Term 2
Protestors, Dissenters, and Reactionaries - Carry out an investigation of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders.

Times of Protest - Demonstrate understanding of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders.

Term 3
Interpret different perspectives of people in an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders.

Term 4
Study for exams

Learning Areas:

Social Sciences



Pathway

Level 3 History

The Year 13 History course contributes a possible 25 credits towards Level 3 NCEA and is covered in 4 units of work. Each unit is assessed against one or more Achievement Standards. The units cover conducting an investigation and analysis of an event or place of significance to New Zealanders. Analysing differing perspectives on a contested event of significance to New Zealanders.

There is an exam at the end of the year for Level Three History so it is vital that you attend regularly, work hard all the time, make the most of the opportunities of class/library time given and hand all assessments in on time.

Career Pathways

Historian, Journalist, Secondary School Teacher