Year 10 Social Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Weston

The junior Social Science programme is constantly evolving in order to develop the knowledge and skills that students will need in the 21st century. 2023 sees the beginnings of integrating  the new, exciting and compulsory Aotearoa New Zealand History into the programme. 

Social Sciences creates a curiosity about and a respect for places, people, cultures and systems.

The knowledge and skills students will embrace in year 10 will further enable them to:

  • Develop understanding of ideas about changing global societies.

  • 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.

  • Build understandings of how people have shaped Aotearoa New Zealand’s past to help them make sense of the present and inform future decisions and actions.


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.