Level 1 History

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Hurley

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

The History course at Level 1 is focussed on the central theme 'Achieving Social Justice'. What challenges did different groups of people face as they sought to improve their lives? 

We will look at a range of twentieth century contexts which could include:


  • Mau Independence Movement in Samoa
  • the Dawn Raids
  • Māori Resistance to Land Loss 


  • South Africa under the Apartheid system
  • Quest for Civil Rights in the United States

Assessment will comprise three internal standards and two external standards for NCEA Level 1. Each standard is worth four credits.

Learning Areas:

Social Sciences


Level 2 History