What should I already have achieved?

  • To have gained Level 1 Literacy, and have taken a literacy based semester subject in Year 11.

What will I learn?

How will this course be assessed?

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


Exploring the 1970s

Students will be able to explore the 1970s, in Aotearoa New Zealand and/or around the world. Looking at the social, political and economic aspects of the decade and its impact on society today. Students will be building on their research inquiry skills in order to help them understanding how to critique sources and drawn conclusions.

Black Saturday, Sāmoa

Students will explore the Pacific Island of Sāmoa and look at the rise of the Mau Movement and the tragic event of Black Saturday in 1929 during a time of New Zealand’s Administration of the Pacific Nation. Through this unit they will explore Black Saturday in Sāmoa looking at key perspectives around it and its significance to New Zealand as the Administrators of Sāmoa.

Will there be any FAO? (Further Assessment Opportunities)

No, there will be no opportunities to complete any Further Assessment Opportunities in History.

Will there be resubmissions?

Resubmissions will only be allowed that take a student from a Not Achieved to an Achieved grade.