SOS232

Level 2, 3 Special Studies (SOS232)

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Course Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Peszynski

Do you want to choose your own adventure?  Are your tired of being confined by a narrow topic selection?  Do you want to go more in depth regarding a context you have studied in another course – like the historical context of your English novel or the historical background relating to concept being studied in science? Have you heard of, but never used Epic?  Do you really know how to use the internet for research or do you ‘just ask google’?  If your answer is “YES” to the above, this course is for you.

In this Social Sciences course you can choose your own historical event, person, or movement to study.  You can learn how to be selective and critical of sources and effectively communicate information through key ideas.    You can learn the tricks to conducting internet searches and writing bibliographies.  In this course you will complete the research and then choose the format you wish to present it in.  

This course is a multi level course with students from Year 12 and 13 and Level 3 students have the opportunity to gain University Entrance if they successfully complete all three assessments.

There are three achievement standards (2 internal, 1 external) from the history subject area are offered in this course.  This course is designed to give students the maximum time possible to complete either the 13 credits offered 13 credits at Level 2, or  14 credits at Level 3.

NOTE: Students with an interest in history are advised to take SOS201 Level Two Our Pacific Neighbours or SOS301 Level Three Antisemitism: from origins to Auschwitz, not this course.


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Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1x Clever Kiwi Activity Scrapbook
Ringbinger & Refill OR Device (Microsoft capable) and Clearfile
Fieldtrip: Wellington approx. $10

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 27 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91229 v2
NZQA Info
History 2.1 - Carry out an inquiry of an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders

91229 or 91434 will be attempted

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91230 v2
NZQA Info
History 2.2 - Examine an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders

91230 or 91434 will be attempted

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91231 v2
NZQA Info
History 2.3 - Examine sources of an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders

91231 or 91436 will be attempted

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91434 v2
NZQA Info
History 3.1 - Research an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders, using primary and secondary sources

91434 or 91230 will be attempted

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91435 v2
NZQA Info
History 3.2 - Analyse an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders

91435 or 91231 will be attempted

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91436 v2
NZQA Info
History 3.3 - Analyse evidence relating to an historical event of significance to New Zealanders

91436 or 91231 will be attempted

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 27
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 27
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 27
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 14

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.