NCEA Level 2 History
Level 2
Number of Credits: up to 23

Entry Recommendations: Open entry.

Course Outline: This course builds on NCEA Level 1 History, with an increased depth of thinking and writing skills. The topics studied include a critical look at Conspiracies, the Vietnam War and differing perspectives on New Zealand controversies such as Bastion Point and the Rainbow Warrior bombing.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Analysis of sources
  • Research skills
  • Formal writing skills
  • Explaining events in the past, using evidence
  • Investigating points of view

Course Costs: Nil

This course leads to: NCEA Level 3 History

Assessment: Components of this course will be selected from the following standards to suit individual learning needs.

AS 91229
Carry out an inquiry of an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders
4 Credits
Literacy
Research of a History Mystery
Assessment Period - Term 1, Week 7
AS 91230
Examine an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders
5 Credits
Literacy
Written presentation
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 5
AS 91231
Examine sources of an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders
4 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
AS 91232
Interpret different perspectives of people in an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders
5 Credits
Literacy
Assignment
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 9
AS 91233
Examine causes and consequences of a significant historical event
5 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
Level 2 History