History L3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: T. Halford

Course Highlights:  Students study a range of historical events and movements in Level 3 History, both individually and as a class. Class based investigations include analysing differing perspectives of the My Lai Massacre during the Vietnam War, the significance of the 1981 Springbok Tour, the Cold War and its lasting impact today and many other case studies. Students choose their own individual historical event to research, which gives them a chance to explore different areas of history that interest them.


Level 3 History is the ideal path to University Entrance and beyond. University Entrance for this subject can be gained through internals only (15 internal credits offered) as well as a combination of both internals and externals. All internal assessments have University Entrance Literacy reading credits and 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 has been shaped by 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: 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

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Nil (with the exception of stationery)

Recommended Prior Learning

At least 8 credits in L2 History, or permission from the Head of Social Sciences

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