02SSL

Level 2 Social Science Literacy

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss A. Young

With a focus on academic research and writing skills, Social Science Literacy offers ākonga the opportunity to obtain both UE Literacy and approximately 17 internal credits.

The topics covered will be co-constructed based on student interests and teacher expertise. Past areas of study include Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, Ancient Greek mythology, and heroes like Hercules and Achilles! Students cannot select this course if they are taking Level 2 History or Classics. 

Successful completion of this course will set students up for choosing Level 3 History, Classics, or other literacy-rich courses in Year 13. No prior learning is required, but success depends on willingness to read academic texts, and write academic reports.

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91101 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.4 - Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing
6
6
6
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91204 v2
NZQA Info
Classical Studies 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between aspects of the classical world and aspects of other cultures
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r
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
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 17
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 17
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 17
Total Numeracy Credits: 0