NCEA Level 3 History ~ Questioning Authority

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss E. HILLARY

Recommended Prior Learning

This is an open entry course providing you have attained a reasonable standard in NCEA Level 2 English, Level 2 History and/or Level 2 Geography.

You will learn about aspects our history, home and abroad, of your choice.  In addition to this, you will learn how to write analytical essays, interpret sources, research and how to present your findings. 

Student can choose topics, including: Welfare State; Dawn Raids, The Rise of Napoleon; Hitlers Rise to Power, Waikato Wars, 28th Māori Battalion, Abortion Act, Death Penalty, Bombing of Hiroshima, Nuclear Free New Zealand, Legalisation of Gay marriage, The Battle of Gate Pā, French testing at Mururoa and so on.  Viewing events from a historians perspective and questioning the use and possible abuse of power.  

NB: Scholarship candidates may select Scholarship History as an Elective.



Career Pathways

Journalist, Photographer, Archivist, Urban/Regional Planner, Policy Analyst, Barrister, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Business Analyst, Librarian, Author, Technical Writer, Elected Government Representative, Curator, Personal Assistant, Registered Nurse, Health Care Assistant, Early Childhood Teacher, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Primary School Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Private Teacher/Tutor, Secondary School Teacher, Teacher Aide, Police Officer, Forensic Scientist, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Ship's Officer, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Course Contribution: $25
Additional trip costs may be incurred.
Stationery Requirements: 1 x 2B8 (hardcover), diary.


Standards shown on courses are only an indication and not all may be offered at the time of study.