Level 3 History

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms C. Moorhead

The standards and topics offered in this course may be altered at the discretion of the Head of Department.

Studying History provides students with a sound basis for further education as well as an enormous variety of careers. History is highly recommended for Law, Journalism and Politics. History is also recommended as the Humanities option for students wishing to pursue a career in medicine.

Whilst students may enter this course without any background in History, it is advantageous for students to have studied History at a lower level.

Students will study: 

  • The Early Contact Period in New Zealand
  • The New Zealand Wars
  • Russian Revolution.

Recommended Prior Learning

12 credits from Level 2 History, 4 of which must be from externally examined Standards OR for students who did not take History at Level 2 - 12 credits from English or any other Social Science subject – at least 3 credits must be from externally examined Standards OR HOD Discretion. Credits from other subjects are only applicable to students who did not take Level 2 History in the previous year (based on Entrance Exams and Internal Assessment results).

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91434 v2 History 3.1 - Research an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders, using primary and secondary sources
5r *
A.S. 91435 v2 History 3.2 - Analyse an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
5r *
A.S. 91436 v2 History 3.3 - Analyse evidence relating to an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
4r,4w *
A.S. 91438 v2 History 3.5 - Analyse the causes and consequences of a significant historical event
6r,6w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.


Courses will only run based on minimum entries

Selecting a course does not guarantee entry into this course

You may apply for an exemption if you do not meet the prerequisites of a course or if the course requires this for entry

Standards offered can be altered at the discretion of the HOF or HOD of the Department

Some standards in NCEA courses might be optional depending on student strengths