St Mary’s College (Wellington) St Mary’s College (Wellington)

Level 3 History

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Hurley.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry but students are advised that basic literacy standards are needed to cope with the academic demands of the material studied.

Course of Study

The central theme of this Level 3 History course is: Resistance and Identity

The focus of the various studies undertaken throughout the year will revolve around the contact period of 19th Century New Zealand and the Holocaust.

Case studies will be chosen from but not limited to the following topics:

  • Early Contact Period
  • Musket Wars
  • The Coming of Christianity
  • Treaty of Waitangi
  • Kīngitanga
  • Northern Wars
  • New Zealand Wars
  • Holocaust - Impact of World War II on the Jews of Europe


Assessment will comprise up to three internal standards and two external standards for NCEA Level 3.

Learning Areas:

Social Sciences

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Barrister, Minister of Religion, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Conservator, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Judge, Workplace Relations Adviser, Records Adviser, Game Developer, Photographer, Policy Analyst, Archivist, Curator, Librarian, Library Assistant, Tertiary Lecturer, Air Traffic Controller, Zoologist, Chemist, Architect, Historian, Heavy Truck Driver, Artist, Meat/Seafood Process Worker, Microbiologist, Biosecurity Officer, Earthmoving Machine Operator, Urban/Regional Planner, Elected Government Representative, Emergency Management Officer, Meteorologist, Psychologist, Communications Professional, Interpreter, Pharmacist, Concrete Worker


All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.