Social Sciences

Junior Social Studies

The Social Sciences area is about how societies work and how people can participate as critical, active, informed, and responsible citizens. Contexts are drawn from the past, present, and future and from places within and beyond New Zealand.

Students will develop knowledge, skills and conceptual understandings about human society as they explore the following achievement objectives from level 6 of the New Zealand Curriculum

1. Understand how systems of government in New Zealand operate and affect people’s lives, and how they compare with another system

2. Understand how the Treaty of Waitangi is responded to differently by people in different times and places.

3. Understand how cultural interaction impacts on cultures and societies.

4. Understand that people move between places and how this has consequences for the people and place

5. Understand how economic decisions impact on people, communities and nations

6. Understand how people’s management of resources impacts on environmental and social sustainability.

7. Understand how the ideas and actions of people in the past have had a significant impact on people’s lives

8. Understand how people seek and have sought economic growth through business, enterprise, and innovation.

9. Understand how people define and seek human rights.

Senior Social Studies
  • Year 11 Social Studies
  • Year 11 History
  • Year 11 Geography
  • Year 12 History
  • Year 12 Geography
  • Year 13 History
  • Year 13 Geography
Social Sciences Programme

SS programs 2017