What should I have already achieved?

  • It would be advisable to have at least 10 credits from either Level 2 History or a literacy based subject before continuing with Level 3 History.

What will I learn?

How is this course assessed?

Learning in History is assessed through internal and external achievement standards. The focus is on learning the skills around interpretation of sources through research, perspectives, cause and effect, and events of significance to New Zealand.


Te Tiriti o Waitangi

This topic will explore founding document of Aotearoa New Zealand and the significance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in New Zealand history. This topic looks at the short-term and long-term effects on people in regards to colonisation and imperialism. There will be a range of primary and secondary sources which can be looked at to gain a depth of understanding of the event and its effects on people. This can lead onto focus on other key aspects in Māori History; Māori Land March, the Reoccupation of Bastion Point, the establishment of the Waitangi Tribunal and so on.


Understanding the impact of the Kristallnacht and the role of Nazism will be prominent in this course, and understanding how this event effected people and their lives over a period of time and in different ways. Hearing survivor stories and understanding the event through people and who they were and are, will also be a large part of this course.

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.

Course Cost

There will be no course costs in History.