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NCEA Level 2 History

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Gregory

Level 2 History focuses on some of the major events of the 19th century which have shaped the 20th century and which will continue to influence the 21st century. There are three main sections to the course:
1. International Relations
A study of the origins and causes of the World War, from military alliances to the arms race, and international crises to assassinations. The impact of this event is still being felt today and has influenced the geopolitical decisions on every continent.
2. Government and Political Change
The Russian Revolution which saw the bloody overthrow of the royal family and its replacement by a radical group of communist revolutionaries. A revolution that has influenced and inspired those wanting greater equality and which helped reshape the political landscape of the world.
3. Imperialism and the Emergence of New Nations
Vietnam and the conflict in Indo-China 1945 – 1975 which saw the determined effort of the people of Vietnam to overthrow the imperialistic super powers of France and the United States and gain their freedom and independence – an issue that still faces many countries today.
4. Research topics
This component is internally assessed and comprises 9 credits. Different topics are chosen from year to year depending on the interests and strengths of the students, availability of resources and the requirements of the standards.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Ring binder, A4 Refill (14B8), subject dividers, highlighter

Recommended Prior Learning

16 credits in a Social Science subject, or English, in consultation with teacher in charge.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91229 v2
NZQA Info
History 2.1 - Carry out an inquiry of an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 1

A.S. 91230 v2
NZQA Info
History 2.2 - Examine an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 7

A.S. 91231 v2
NZQA Info
History 2.3 - Examine sources of an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 7

A.S. 91233 v2
NZQA Info
History 2.5 - Examine causes and consequences of a significant historical event
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r,5w
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 7

A.S. 91234 v2
NZQA Info
History 2.6 - Examine how a significant historical event affected New Zealand society
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r,5w
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 7

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 23
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 23
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.