Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Level 2 History

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr E. Campbell.

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 1 History or English or another Social Science subject, or by consultation with Mr Campbell.

The Chinese philosopher Confucius said, “Study the past if you would define the future.” This course explores some significant events that shaped the 20th century. A specific study of a key Cold War conflict, the Vietnam War, will be examined. Also studied will be Apartheid in South Africa, which established a system of control to govern a state along racial lines. The impact of this in South Africa will be looked at, as well as its relationship to the 1981 Springbok rugby tour of New Zealand, a key event in our nation's history. NOTE: Taking the Level 2 History --> Level 3 History or Level 3 Classical Studies pathway will ensure you fulfil the Literacy requirements for University Entrance.

Learning Areas:

Tikanga ā-iwi - Social Sciences


Level 3 Classical Studies, Level 3 History

Career Pathways

Tertiary Lecturer, Signmaker, Journalist, Communications Professional, Musician, Technical Writer, Editor, Curator, Copywriter, Business Analyst, Archivist, Historian, Author, Baker, Insurance Adviser, Librarian, Library Assistant