Level 2, 3 Special Studies (SOS232)

SOS232
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

Level 3 20th Century Art, Architecture & Design (SOS307), Level 3 Antisemitism from Origins to Auschwitz (SOS301), Level 3 From City to Sea (SOS303), Level 3 Greek Art & Roman Philosophers (SOS306), Level 3 Sustainable Societies & Futures (SOS302)

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.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91229 v2 History 2.1 - Carry out an inquiry of an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91230 v2 History 2.2 - Examine an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders
2
I
5
Y
5r
A.S. 91231 v2 History 2.3 - Examine sources of an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91434 v2 History 3.1 - Research an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders, using primary and secondary sources
3
I
5
Y
5r *
A.S. 91435 v2 History 3.2 - Analyse an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
3
I
5
Y
5r *
A.S. 91436 v2 History 3.3 - Analyse evidence relating to an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
Total Credits
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.

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

Pathway Tags

Animator/Digital Artist, Advertising Specialist, Aeroplane Pilot, Anaesthetic Technician, Archivist, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Historian, Artist, Artistic Director, Barrister, Minister of Religion, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Interpreter, Conservator, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Judge, Curator, Workplace Relations Adviser, Geologist, Game Developer, Translator, Library Assistant, Policy Analyst, Secondary School Teacher, Valuer, Intelligence Officer, Court Registry Officer, Career Consultant