10 Social Studies 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs N. Phyn

Social Studies is a core subject in Year 10. From Social Studies, students can move into specialist Social Science subjects in the senior school, namely Geography, History, Classics, Psychology and Tourism. Social Studies is about how and why diverse cultures, in different times and places, act, organise their way of life, interact with others and their environment. Social Studies also considers how cultures initiate and respond to change, and meet their political, social, economic and legal needs.

Topics taught in Year 10 include Leadership and Human Rights, Government and Social Decision Making, World at War, Treaty of Waitangi, Resources and Sustainability, Current Events and Skills

A range of assessment methods are used to evaluate students’ understanding of concepts and level of skills. Emphasis is placed on inquiry, values exploration and social decision-making.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

10SS1 - Supplementary costs: maybe small workbook cost
Individual classes may undertake local field trips, which could involve an additional cost to students.


HoF approval