Year 10 Social Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Weston

The aim of our Social Studies programme is to enable students to participate in a rapidly changing society as informed, confident and responsible citizens, approaching issues using critical thinking skills.
This will enable them to:
• Develop understanding of ideas about changing global societies as we enter a new technological age
• Appropriately contribute in local, national, and global communities
• Evaluate the sustainability of alternative social, economic, political and environmental practices
• Explore and analyse people’s values and perspectives
• Engage critically with societal happenings through an ongoing current events programme


Social Science

Assessment Policy & Procedures

NCEA Level 1 Accounting, NCEA Level 1 Economics, NCEA Level 1 Geography, NCEA Level 1 History

Career Pathways

Archivist, Police Officer, Historian, Barrister, Urban/Regional Planner, Elected Government Representative, Emergency Management Officer, Psychologist, Trainer, Communications Professional, Community Development Worker, Solicitor, Corrections Officer, Judge, Economist, Records Adviser, Human Resources Adviser, Health Promoter, Librarian, Library Assistant, Market Research Analyst, Survey Interviewer, Policy Analyst, Probation Officer, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Social Worker, Court Registry Officer, Marketing Specialist, Psychotherapist, Support Worker, Epidemiologist

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Coloured pencils, glue stick, 1B8 Exercise Book, and a personal device is preferable.

Pathway Tags

Lawyer, Curator, Journalist, Planner, District council, Nurse, Doctor, Historian, Environmental Officer, Primary Industries, Teacher, Politician, Researcher, Policy maker, Flight attendant, Administration, Environment, Public Relations Manager, Trades, Armed Forces, Broadcaster, Reporter, Librarian, Communications, Public Health, Social Worker, Retail Personal, Author


It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.