Year 10 Social Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Wensley

The Social Studies programme is planned so that students gain knowledge and understanding about events, places and people of significance to New Zealand and beyond, in the past and the present. Social Studies helps students to understand their world and provides the skills that will enable them to participate in a changing society as informed and confident citizens.

The course covers four of the following topics which provide tasters of the subjects in the senior Social Science courses:

• The legacy of the Ancient World (linked to Classical Studies).

• Horrible Histories (linked to History).

• Global issues and Human Rights (linked to Senior Social Studies).

• Sustainability (linked to Geography).

Recommended Prior Learning




Courses will only run based on minimum entries

Selecting a course does not guarantee entry into this course

You may apply for an exemption if you do not meet the prerequisites of a course or if the course requires this for entry

Standards offered can be altered at the discretion of the HOF or HOD of the Department

Some standards in NCEA courses might be optional depending on student strengths 

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