NCEA Course Booklet

History

Any well-educated person must possess some knowledge of history. History will add meaning to the world around us. Understanding will be developed through the study of people; how their personalities, beliefs and actions influenced events in the past and today.

History uses the study of people to develop important skills. These include investigative research, information analysis (points of view, fact/opinion, propaganda, relationships) and effective communication. Employers and tertiary institutions indicate that these are the skills most highly valued in job seekers. The skills acquired particularly lend themselves to careers in law, research and foreign affairs.

Apart from the many benefits that can be gained, history is also studied because it is interesting and entertaining. Quality student work can be entered into the regional and national Historian of the Year competitions. The Tancred History Competition is held within College and is open to all students.

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