10 Social Studies 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mark Hobbs

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, Classical Studies, Psychology and Tourism. Social Studies is about how and why diverse cultures, in different times and places; act, organise their way of life, and interact with others along with 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; Inequalities in Development, Warfare and Human Rights, te tiriti o Waitangi - Aotearoa's past, present and future and Systems of Government.  Current Events and Social Sciences Skills are interwoven throughout the course.  

A range of assessment methods are used to evaluate students’ understanding of concepts and level of skills. Emphasis is placed on inquiry, values exploration, working with others and formal essay writing.  


HoF approval

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*10SS1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $13 for workbooks.
Individual classes may undertake local field trips, which could involve an additional cost to students.


Other senior subjects in the Social Sciences that are offered at MAGS are Classical Studies (from Year 12) and Psychology (at Year 13).

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