NCEA Level 2 History

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: G. Hampton

Recommended Prior Learning

14 credits in Level 1 History or English.

This course should be taken if you intend continuing with this subject at Level 3 (Year 13).

History is the study of past events connected with particular places and people. History helps students to understand people and societies, to investigate their own moral standing on issues and gives perspectives on what it means to be a responsible citizen. 

In History students develop skills in assessing evidence and conflicting interpretations of events and people, critical thinking and the ability to gather, analyse and communicate information. 

At Level 2 there is an emphasis on the theme of protest, conflict and discrimination.

Content/Skills may include:

  • The Holocaust
  • Banks Peninsula
  • Parihaka
  • Bombing of Hiroshima

Day trip to Akaroa.


Social Science


NCEA Level 3 History