Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. WelchRecommended Prior Learning
Students must have achieved in one or more of Level 2 History, Classical Studies, Media Studies or English to be eligible to enter History 31F. It is an advantage to have studied History or Classical Studies at Level 1 and/or 2 but not essential.
Students continue with their investigation into major events of the past that shape the world that we live in today. The main themes studied at Year 13 include Discrimination and Persecution and the development of New Zealand's Identity. Skills from Year 11 and 12 History are consolidated and developed to a higher level.
Topics studied may include:
Witchcraft - Witch Hunts and the Salem Witch Trials - A study of the development, spread and beliefs behind European Witchcraft, the persecution of witches and their trials. This will consist of viewing the witch trials and beliefs of the common folk from a religious, economic and political perspective.
New Zealand Land Wars - this is the basis of the two internal assessment plus a case study on Parihaka
If a student achieves 14 Level 3 credits in this course it will be counted as an approved subject for University Entrance.
A student who has completed Level 3 History will have developed analytical and writing skills which may be applied in most other subjects. Specifically, study can lead to careers in foreign affairs, law, journalism, broadcasting, travel, teaching, Government Departments, marketing management, research and any vocation requiring excellent communication and investigative skills.
Print credit must be maintained.