Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

12 History 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:


At least 12 credits in Level 1 History (11HI1) including an ‘Achieved’ or better in AS91005 (the essay).

OR HoD Approval.

Students can pick up L2 History, without having studied L1 History but must have HoD approval - English and/or Geography grades will be looked at.

In this course students develop unique historical skills by analysing important historical events through written and visual texts.

Students will…
•develop higher level skills in research, critical thinking, analysis and formal writing.

•study topics including the First World War, rise of the Japanese empire, discrimination against the Jews in Nazi Germany, and the Holocaust; as well as various linked events relating to New Zealand.

•analyse high level concepts such as causation, perspectives, significance, and continuity and change.

12 History leads to 13 History and can also lead well into 13 Geography, Classical Studies or Psychology. 

These are all helpful subjects for many university and tertiary study, especially an Arts degree.


Social Science


13 History 1, 13 History 2

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Archivist, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Historian, Artist, Artistic Director, Barrister, Minister of Religion, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Conservator, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Judge, Curator, Workplace Relations Adviser, Records Adviser, Game Developer, Photographer, Policy Analyst, Secondary School Teacher, Valuer, Intelligence Officer, Court Registry Officer, Career Consultant

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*12HI1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $10 for workbooks