Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. McIlwrick

The topics of study will focus on some of the important events during the turbulent period of English history 1558-1640, such as:

• The accession of Elizabeth I

• The execution of Mary Queen of Scots

• Religious upheaval

• Plots

Themes and trends such as religious changes: tolerance and intolerance will be studied.

In-depth research of an event of significance to New Zealanders will be carried out. This will use both primary and secondary material and focus on race relations in the 19th century. The skills developed during the year will directly help with tertiary study.

All Level 3 History standards can contribute to UE Literacy (reading) and the external standards can contribute to UE Literacy (writing).  History is also one of the Table A subjects required for entry to some programmes at Auckland University.

Internal assessment 10 credits. External assessment 16 credits.

Recommended Prior Learning

14 credits NCEA Level 2 in History or Classical Studies or 8 credits in Level 2 English, otherwise approval from Miss Foster or Mrs McIlwrick.


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