History L2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: T. Halford

Course Highlights:  Students study a range of protest movements and events in Level 2 History, both individually and as a class. Class based investigations include analysing differing perspectives of the Russian Revolution, the lasting impact of the Vietnam War, the significance of the Parihaka movement on New Zealand society and many other case studies. Students get to choose their own individual historical event to research, which gives them a chance to explore different areas of history that interest them.


Level 2 History is an ideal way to attain University Entrance Literacy, as all internal assessments have UE reading credits. Both external examinations contain reading and writing credits for University Entrance Literacy. Students learn to perfect the essential skills of critical thinking, essay writing, source analysis, research expertise, historiography, referencing methods, plus many other valuable skills throughout the course.


History is dynamic and exciting. It can spark students’ curiosity and imagination in the world around them and make them more aware of how society was shaped by the events of history. This awareness can ensure students go on to improve their future by understanding the past. History is an essential subject for anyone thinking of going onto University, as it provides the framework to ensure the transition into tertiary study is seamless. 


Vocational Pathway: Primary Industries, Service Industries, Creative Industries.


This course can lead to: Level 3 History. Careers in government, teaching, diplomacy, law, research, marketing and any type of tertiary study.


For more information, please see Head of Social Sciences, Miss Halford or Miss Osborne

Recommended Prior Learning

Prerequisites:At least 8 credits in L1 History, or permission from Head of Social Sciences


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