Junior Social Studies

In Junior Social Studies, students will learn that they are part of a global community. They will understand that people's actions have consequences for society and the environment. Students will develop an understanding of the economic world. 

The importance of Junior Social Studies

Junior Social Studies is important because it allows students to understand that they are participants in a larger society. They will understand the importance of social action to achieve change within society. By doing this subject they will be able to become active citizens of the world. 

What pathways does Junior Social Studies lead to?

Junior Social Studies leads on to the Senior Social Sciences subjects of History, Geography, Economics, Tourism, Media Studies and Business Studies.  

What will be covered in the Junior Social Studies Programmes?

Year 9 Social Studies:

A range of topics about the world today and in the past will be covered, including World War I, Death, Disease & Disasters, Pacific Island Communities, Natural Disasters and Current Events. 

Year 10 Social Studies:

Year 10 Social Studies builds upon the foundations laid in Year 9 Social Studies and provides pathways through to NCEA Level 1 Social Sciences subjects. The topics covered include Migration, The Treaty of Waitangi, Civil Rights, Work and Careers and Climate Change.