- Learning Area:
- Social Sciences / Media / Commerce
- 2021 - 2022
- NCEA Level 3 & Scholarship
- Course Endorsement:
- University Approved Subject?:
- Approx Cost:
- $300 for optional trip to Queenstown
$15.00 for optional course booklet
- Technology Requirements:
- A laptop is essential for this course
- Entry Recommendations:
Students are expected to have 10 level two credits from any senior social sciences subject
obtained in one internal assessment AND one external assessment in English at level two.
Students who would like to take bot HIS301 and HIP301 wil need to speak to Miss Andrews due to the similarities in assessment.
- Course Outline:
Social history will have a focus on social and cultural movements and events throughout history
Events that have impacted the beliefs and values of society throughout history
Topics to be covered:
a. Parihaka – how colonial values caused the invasion of Parihaka, and how events like this have impacted New Zealand’s bi-cultural society.
b. The Bloody Codes – the evolution of crime and punishment, its impact on the current legal system, and the establishment of criminal psychology.
c. The Otago Gold Rush – how Chinese immigration during the Otago Gold Rush led to fear and discrimination among the New Zealand population, and how these social attitudes managed to affect government policies.
d. The Emancipation Proclamation – how this aspect of the American Civil War has impacted current relationships between Caucasian and African-American cultures.
Two compulsory internal history standards and one optional history standard (AS91435 & AS91437 - AS91434 optional)
One optional internal psychology standard (AS91873)
One external history standards (AS91438)
- Where Does It Lead:
Offers an introduction to sociology, religious studies, and psychology – all of which are important in a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, or a Bachelor of Criminal Justice, a common pathway for history students. This course also provides insight into New Zealand's commitment to bi-cultural relations.
- For further information see:
- Miss C Andrews
In Year 9 students start the first year of their two year junior programme. Year 9 consists of two semesters (half year-long) with a combination of compulsory courses and option courses chosen by the students.
In Year 9 students will take 12 semester (half-year) courses that include:
a) Compulsory Courses - 2 semesters of Health & PE, Mathematics, Science, and one Semester of English and Social Studies. (the reverse happens in Year 10, the second year of the junior programme).
b) Option Courses - Four semesters of option courses (note: students choose 5 option courses in Year 10, the second year of the junior programme).
Year 10 students study five compulsory courses (English, Mathematics, Health & Physical Education, Science and Social Sciences) and six semester (half year) options (see individual course details). You can choose to do one semester course from a subject area eg: Drama - Part 1 or take two semester courses from a subject area, which is equivalent to a whole year course eg: Drama Part - 1 and Drama - Part 2. Pathways for all course at all levels are summarised on the Course Planning Chart.
A few Year 10 semester two courses require you to complete semester one first, before doing semester two.
Students won't be gaining Level 1 NCEA in Year 11. There will be up to one internal NCEA assessment per semester course, giving students the opportunity to gain approximately 45 credits but not the 80 needed for Level 1 NCEA. Some assessments maybe at Level 2 NCEA. These internal assessments will expose students to the way different subject areas assess NCEA in preparation for Year 12 and the completion of Level 2 NCEA.
Year 12 students study six year-long courses (see individual course details and Course Planning Chart). There are no compulsory courses, however, English and Mathematics are strongly recommended.
Students have the option of studying five courses. In such cases, students will be placed in the Independent Learning Project (ILP001) course, in addition to their five courses, so that they can be mentored and have their progress monitored.
Year 13 students study five year-long courses (see individual course details and Course Planning Chart) and have an Independent Study (IST). A sixth course can be selected in place of IST. Students have the option of studying four courses. In such cases, students will be placed in the Independent Learning Project (ILP001) course, in addition to their four courses, so that they can be mentored and have their progress monitored.
For students that are intending to gain University Entrance it is strongly recommended that they select at least four University Entrance approved courses. Refer to individual course details to check if a course is a University Entrance approved subject
Year 13 (IST) is independent, unsupervised learning that can take place at school or at home. Students are responsible for managing their work during this time.