03SSL

Level 3 Social Science Literacy

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss A. Young

Through historical research and writing, Social Science Literacy can prepare and qualify ākonga for study at tertiary level. Successful completion of the exclusively internal assessments leads to both UE literacy and sufficient credits to claim History as a UE Approved Subject.

The topics covered include The Arrest of Rua Kēnana, and the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Students cannot select this course if they are taking Level 3 History. 

While all Year 13 students are welcome, the course would especially benefit those seeking University Entrance, but lacking UE Literacy credits from Year 12. Students do not need to be expert readers and writers to enter the course, but a serious commitment to engaging with academic texts is a must.

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 21 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. 91434 v2
NZQA Info
History 3.1 - Research an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders, using primary and secondary sources
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
5
5
5
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91437 v2
NZQA Info
History 3.4 - Analyse different perspectives of a contested event of significance to New Zealanders
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 21
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 21
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 21
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 15

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.