Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Welsh
This course offers students an opportunity to study the untold story of history. Examples include the changing roles and rights of women in different times and places in History, such as the Tudor/Stuart period, witchcraft, NZ colonial women and women in the USA. We will also focus on the untold stories of 19th century NZ history. This final year of History is a chance to hone vital skills in preparation for further study at tertiary level, including:
- an emphasis on developing clear, logical and structured essay writing
- the interpretation and critical analysis of a wide range of historical sources
- the appreciation of differing historical perspectives and the contestability of history
- the ability to present a substantiated argument
- the skills of historical research – asking perceptive questions, planning, selecting and evaluating the quality of evidence and the inquiry process as a whole.
Future Areas of interest and study: Law, journalism, business, media or any other job requiring skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication and effective presentation.
Recommended Prior Learning
NCEA History levels 1 and/or 2 would be an advantage.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20
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.
We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.