Albany Senior High School/Coursebook/2HIS

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History Level 2

Domain: History - University Entrance Approved Subject

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Summary of standards

There are 24 Level 2 History credits available. Any changes to the assessment dates given below will be notified in the school calendar next year. Further, students will be notified by their history teacher.

There are three internals during the year, these are compulsory for all students. All three history internals are worth UE reading credits and as a result there is a challenging reading workload associated with the internal assessments. The externals are optional but students should consider taking only one or two to increase their chances of gaining quality credits. Study for the externals in primarily essay based and requires a demanding number of practise essays to be submitted by each student throughout the year.

NCEA Level 2 Standard Number Name of standard Version  Credits Assessment Reassessment Opportunity Reading Writing
History Domain 2.1
AS 91229
Carry out an inquiry of an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders 2 4


Term 4 Yes No
History Domain 2.2
AS 91230
Examine an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders 2 5 Internal
Term 4 Yes No
History Domain 2.4
AS 91232
Interpret different perspectives of people in an historical event of significance to New Zealanders 2 5 Internal
Term 4 Yes No
History Domain 2.5
AS 91233
Examine causes and consequences of a significant historical event 2 5 External NA Yes Yes
History Domain 2.6
AS 91234
Examine how a significant historical event affected New Zealand society
2 5 External NA Yes Yes

NOTE: 10 credits in reading and writing are required to meet University Entrance literacy requirements from 2014. The standards above indicate if they can be used for UE Reading or UE Writing in the coloums on the right. No history standards can be used for UE numeracy. 

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Frequently asked questions and NZQA

Where does History fit into Albany Senior High School?

History is managed by the History and Classical Studies Department at ASHS.

Is there lots of reading and writing? There is often quite a bit of reading for internals, in most cases internals are presented in an essay format and must be written. Externals you will need to be prepared to write essays under exam conditions.

What are the aims and philosophy for teaching History at the school?

Our department philosophy is to provide learning opportunities about history and classical studies that:
- engage student curiosity.
- create opportunities for deep understanding about groups, movements, conflicts and ideologies in history.
- create links of understanding for students to political, social, economic and religious environments and/or institutions operating in today's world.

What to do if . . .
I have an assessment today, but I am too sick.
Phone your tutor straight away to tell them. Leave a message if you have to. You must go to your doctor to have the medical form filled in. Bring the completed form to your tutor when you return to school. You will also need to fill in a missed assessment form (reception) and return it to the school within 3 school days of the missed assessment.

I have an assessment today, but there's been an accident or some family emergency or trauma.
Phone your tutor as soon as you are able. When you return to school you must bring a note from your parent/guardian or your school counsellor and you will also need to fill in a missed assessment form and return to the school within 3 school days of the missed assessment.

I did the test/assessment, but I think I didn't do my best because I was sick or really upset.
Straight away, ask your teacher about further assessment opportunities or other evidence they may have collected. Your doctor will have to fill out the medical form if you were sick or you will need to bring a note from your parent/guardian or your school counsellor.

I have to hand in this assessment today, but I am too sick to come, or there's been some family emergency or trauma.
Send the assessment to the school office, or if you can't, phone your tutor who can talk to the Specialist Subject leader about what can be done. You will also need to fill in a missed assessment form and return to the school within 3 school days of the missed assessment.

I'm going on a school trip.
You will be notifying the teachers affected at least one week before the trip. They will decide about your assessment in consultation with the Specialist Subject leader.

I'm going on a family holiday.
You must ask permission by writing to the Principal, Ms Cavanagh. Tell your teachers, but be aware that you are very likely to forfeit the credits for assessments you miss.

I have tutoring, a music lesson, cultural or sports practice, rehearsal.
Do the assessment at the correct time. The other things are not as high a priority. Don't forget to let other people know you are attending the assessment in advance to show respect for their time!

Handing in my work.
In most cases your work will have a due date set for the whole class. However, it is the policy of this department to work with students as individuals to ensure that they are ready to be assessed. You will have to talk to your teacher who will consult with the SSL over whether your work can be assessed at a prearranged time. To ensure authenticity is maintained between students who have handed in their work and those that are still completing the assessment, there will be a "hand back" date set for your class. Further, you are required to sign an authenticity cover sheet.

My computer or printer breaks down.
You need to be aware that technology can fail at the crucial moment. Please back up your work as this is unlikely to be acceptable as a reason for late work. It is your responsibility to guard against losing your work through technological failure by printing out your work at regular intervals and saving your work on a back-up disk. If your printer breaks down, print at school or email the work to your teacher.
I chose not to come to that test or hand in that assessment.
You will get no marks or credit for that assessment.

It is important that you understand what you need to do to achieve success this year. Your teachers will give you clear information about what is expected. You need to make sure that you check with your teacher if you are unsure about anything.

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