Approx Cost:
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Course Outline:

This year long course follows Level 5 of the Aotearoa-New Zealand Social Science Curriculum. Our vision is to produce ākonga who explore how societies work and discover how they themselves can participate and take action as critical, informed, empathetic and responsible citizens.

Our junior course provides foundation knowledge in the breadth on Social Science areas, namely Classical Studies, History, Geography, Senior Social Studies, Business Studies and Media.

The teaching and learning programme are based on core knowledge common to all classes. Learning strategies, activities and specific emphasis will be designed by the kaiako/ teacher to suit the needs of the learners in those individual classes. 

Topics include:

Who Runs the World - how people and organisations gain control over other people and the environment in which they live

Get Up; Stand Up - how people have exercised their right to protest against injustices to bring about change

Human Rights - what are human rights and what challenges have people faced in regard to their rights

Can't Buy Me Love - how branding and the media influences our lives

The Winner Takes It All - how people create wealth and the consequences of this

Sustainability - how the present generation can make sure the planet's resources remain available for the future generations


Assessment is designed around 3 skills:

Information Gathering

Understanding Perspectives of Groups & Individuals

Explaining Outcomes

Where Does It Lead:

 History, Social Science, Classical Studies, Media and Tourism courses.

For further information see:
Mr Gilpin.