History NCEA Level 3



This is an ‘approved subject’ for University Entrance. Standards marked (R) may be counted towards the Reading credits for Literacy. Standards marked (R/W) may be counted towards either (but not both) Reading or Writing credits for Literacy.


The course has open entry though it is recommended that students have some background in history and have competent essay writing skills.

Course Description:

We are looking at a course which studies different types of government and political control. We will be looking at the following topics: Colonialism; New Zealand in the 19th Century; looking at early contact, the Treaty of Waitangi; the wars and conflict following the Treaty Totalitarianism; Germany under Hitler and the USSR under Stalin. We also study the Holocaust and the escalating persecution of the Jews by the Nazis. We will do a two night field trip to the Bay of Islands as part of the New Zealand aspect of the course.

Achievement Standards:

391438(R/W)History 3.5 - Analyse the causes and consequences of a significant historical event6ExternalCompulsory
391439(R/W)History 3.6 - Analyse a significant historical trend and the force(s) that influenced it6ExternalCompulsory
391434(R)History 3.1 - Research an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders, using primary and secondary sources5InternalCompulsory
391435(R)History 3.2 - Analyse an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders5InternalCompulsory
391437(R)History 3.4 - Analyse different perspectives of a contested event of significance to New Zealanders5InternalCompulsory

Assessment Summary: