What is History about?

History examins the past to understand the present.

Why Study History

"Important abilities and qualities of mind are acquired through the Study of History. They are particularly valuable for the graduate as a citizen and are ready transferable to many occupations and careers"

In the History Department, we provide the following courses at NCEA Levels 6, 7, 8.

History Levels

101 History

We study the Origins of World War 2 and Black Civil Rights in the USA 1945 - 1970.

201 History

We study 2 topics from the Weimar Republic, Germany 1918 - 1933 and The Rise of Adolf Hitler. Russian 1905 - 1923 and The Rise of Communism, or the Vietnam War.

301 History

We study Tudor-Stuart England from 1558 - 1660.
While studying history, you will use the following skills:

  • Research
  • Essay Writing
  • Paragraph Writing
  • Communicating Ideas
  • Note Making
  • Document Analysis
  • People Perspectives on Historical Events

Contact Us


03 211 6030




328 Tweed Street

Invercargill 9812

New Zealand


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