The Social Sciences learning area is about how societies work and how people can participate as critical, active, informed, and responsible citizens. Through the Social Sciences, students develop the knowledge and skills to enable them to better understand, participate in, and contribute to the local, national, and global communities in which they live and work; engage critically with societal issues; and evaluate the sustainability of alternative social, economic, political, and environmental practices.
Courses on offer
Year 13: History, Sociology, Tourism
Year 12: History, Social Philosophy, Tourism
Year 11: Studies of Society (Students sit Achievement Standards from Level 1 History and Senior Social Studies
Year 10: This course covers New Zealand Curriculum Level 5 achievement objectives with a key focus on ‘Identity, Culture and Organisation’ and ‘ Continuity and Change’
Year 9: This course covers New Zealand Curriculum Level 4 achievement objectives with a key focus on ‘Place and Environment’ and Continuity and Change’.
The Horowhenua College Social Science Faculty has a number of extra-curricular activities on offer:
Shoebox for Christmas
Amnesty International Freedom Challenge
Social Justice Action Group
Kathy Grey – Head of Faculty
David Tate – Teacher in Charge of History & Tourism