Level 2 Assessment Standards

What will I learn?


Te Tiriti o Waitangi

The founding document of Aotearoa, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, has a complicated history for Māori and Pākehā. With issues surrounding mistranslations and misunderstanding, many perspectives have arisen during and since the creation and signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Understanding how and why Te Tiriti o Waitangi is still significant in Aotearoa's multicultural society is important.

Dropping of the Atomic Bomb

This topic will look at the bombing of Hiroshima and the Japanese and American perspectives of the Pacific Theatre during World War II. This topic has significance to Aotearoa as we eventually became a Nuclear-Free Country in 1987, and still as to this day.

Conspiracy Theories: Pearl Harbour

Linked to the dropping of the atomic bomb, students will have the opportunity to explore conspiracy theories in relation to historical events and gain an understanding about the perspectives. Pearl Harbour is an event which signified a change America's stance in regards to WW2 and their relationship with Japan.



  • Be able to locate a range of relevant historical information from a range of sources
  • Using the internet, scholar information, libraries, museums, and so on.


  • Being able to identify, understanding and analyse different points of views as an historian
  • Looking at past, present, individual and group perspectives

Cause and Effect

  • Being able to see events, people, ideas which led toward an historical event occurring
  • Looking at the effects in both positive and negative; in relation to the affects on people's lives


  • Looking at what makes an event important/significant at the time, in present time, to individuals/groups/society/etc.


  • Being able to identify primary and secondary sources; being able to examine them in depth and understanding towards answering questions based of historical concepts.

What should I have already achieved?

  • It would be advisable to have at least 10 credits from either Level 1 History or a literacy based subject before continuing with Level 2 History, however, it is not necessary in order to take Level 2 History.

How will this course be assessed?

  • This course will be assessment through three internal individual assessments, and a choice of one external assessments (two are offered).

Will there be any FAOs (Further Assessment Opportunities)?

  • There will be no FAOs offered in Year 12 History.

What are the course costs?

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Date: TBC

Cost: TBC