HISTORY 31F - Full Year

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs H. Knight

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 are:
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.
Inequalities - An overview of inequalities through time between the sexes, with a focus on New Zealand and its search for the rights for women, from Kate Sheppard and the fight for the right to vote to women’s struggle for greater equality. How did women’s suffrage succeed?
New Zealand Land Wars - this is the basis of the two internal assessments

If a student achieves 14 Level 3 credits in this course it will be counted as an approved subject for University Entrance.

Future Possibilities
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.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Print credit must be maintained.

Recommended Prior Learning

Students must have achieved in Level 2 History, Classical 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.

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. 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. 91437 v2 History 3.4 - Analyse different perspectives of a contested event of significance to New Zealanders
5r *
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.