NCEA Level 1/ 2 History, Art History and Classical Studies

Course Overview


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The Level 1/2 History program at Ao Tawhit is designed to introduce students to the study of History, Art History or Classical Studies for NCEA assessment. Students who are working at NZ Curriculum Level 6 will work towards NCEA Level 1 achievement standards while those that have already completed Level 1 will work towards NCEA Level 2. At each NCEA level a year plan exists that progresses students towards independent historic inquiry.

Term 1 is a good time to experiment with History and the chance to join a class-based topic. Exploration of historic context, identification of differing perspectives, and analysis of historical resources are outcomes of this course. Developing ways of accessing and using historical resources to explain differences of opinion, experiences and actions are part of the learning focus for this term. Understanding key historical ideas, appropriate research methods, and organization and communication skills will be established. In addition, assessments towards NCEA Level 1 Art History and Classical Studies will be explored.

Term 2 builds on the learning from term 1 and is devoted to supporting students towards assessment of an independent historic inquiry. This inquiry focuses on successful historical research, students’ goal setting, self-management and reflection on learning. Students are free to choose any topic through negotiation with Richard but must be able to communicate the significance of the topic for NZ.

Term 3 offers the opportunity to develop effective communication of key ideas identified in term 2 and will involve creating a Teaching and Learning Resource.
Students are supported towards one additional NCEA assessment through external exam preparation in term 4.

It is important to view History as a year long program. Term 1 is essential for students' understanding of the expectations around assessments for the rest of the year. Additionally, Term 2 is a pre-requisite for study in Term 3.

Assessments:

History

NCEA 1
Term 1: 91004 (4 credits plus Level 1 Literacy in Writing)
Term 2: 91001 (4 credits plus Level 1 Literacy in Writing)
Term 3: 91002 (4 credits plus Level 1 Literacy in Writing)
Term 4: Preparation for External Exam 91003 (4 credits plus Level 1 Literacy in Reading and Writing)
Total credits at NCEA 1: 12 Internal + 4 External = 16

NCEA 2
Term 1: 91229 (4 credits plus UE Literacy in Writing)
Term 2: 91230 (5 credits plus UE Literacy in Writing)
Term 3: 91232 (5 credits plus UE Literacy in Writing)
Term 4: Preparation for External Exam 91231 (4 credits plus UE Literacy in Reading and Writing)
Total credits at NCEA 2: 14 Internal + 4 External = 18

Art History and Classical Studies
NCEA assessments by negotiation



Courses offered per block.

TitleLA CodeBlockYear
Exam Prep for NCEA HistoryRICM4.12019