NCEA Level 3 History 301

HIS301
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Pryde

Recommended Prior Learning

Compulsory: 11 Credits from HIS201or 12 Credits from English, or at the T.I.C/HODs discretion.



History 301
The course builds on the knowledge and skills students learnt in HIS201. In addition to the skills and themes covered the previous year, students learn about the trends that have shaped History and the social, political, and economic forces behind them. A focus on historiography teaches the students to think like historians. Students will develop skills of inquiry, critical thinking, communication, essay writing and interpretation of primary and secondary sources.

UE Approved Subject



Course Overview

Term 1
Students will be taught a history topic, continue developing interpretation and writing skills using historical ideas. They will also work through their first internal assessment which is a research based task.

Term 2
Students will be taught a further history topic which will be linked to essay development and interpretation skills, plus carry out with at least one further internal assessment.

Term 3
Students will be learning about the skills of source interpretation and essay writing in preparation for the external exams. A school exam will likely be held this term. Students may also be completing the third and final internal assessment on perspectives.

Term 4
Preparing for the external examinations.

Learning Areas:

Social Sciences


Assessment Policy & Procedures
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There may be an optional field trip