Level 2 History (L2HIS)

What will I learn?

That people act from a sense of what is right and necessary; but that changes depending on belief and circumstance.

We will study two of these topics and a topic from New Zealand history.

    • the Nazi state

    • the conquest of the Aztecs

    • the Vietnam Wars

    • the Cold War

    • a topic in New Zealand history.

You will learn by:

  • having fun arguing with each other

  • looking at causes and consequences of key events

  • investigating historical situations

  • undertaking field trips

  • reading, thinking, disputing and writing.

What should I have done already?

You should have good reading habits, an interest in the world and its problems, and be able to form an argument backed by evidence and explain that in writing.

Assessment outline


Assessment regulations

The internal achievement standards will be assessed after the appropriate topics have been taught.

Due date: Submissions must be by the due date. Extensions may be granted as per Mount Aspiring College NCEA rules. Missing a deadline means Not Achieved for that standard.

Submitting through Google Classroom: For assignments set through Google Classroom, the student must submit using the 'hand in' or 'submit' button to be considered submitted.

Resubmission: In the case that the student is close to achievin and a minor change will achieve that then a resubmission may be offered at the discretion of the teacher. Resubmissions are only for raising Not Achieved to Achieved.

Reassessment: There may be reassessment opportunities if time allows and at the teachers discretion. Reassessment opportunities are only available to those who made a substantial effort on the first assessment and met any deadlines. Reassessment will be undertaken by the student outside of regular class and homework tasks. A strict deadline will be set by the teacher.

The externally assessed achievement standards will be formatively assessed using tests and exams during the year. The results from these assessments will count towards class placings and any derived grade applications if you are unable to sit final examinations.

It is vital that you read and understand the rules relating to NCEA in the section on NZQA information.

Where does this course lead?

Level 3 History and then into the world as an inquiring, interested, responsible citizen – as a journalist, lawyer, researcher, and so much more!

Indicative costs

For all indicative course costs please see the course costs page.