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Social Sciences

Amnesty International Freedom Challenge

Overview

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, Geography, Senior Social Studies, Tourism
Year 12: History, Geography, Senior Social Studies, Tourism
Year 11: Studies of Society (Students sit Achievement Standards from Level 1 History, Geography and Senior Social Studies
Year 10: All of our Year 10 Social Studies classes are streamed into core classes so that pupils work in a challenging environment with students of a similar ability.
Year 9: All of our Year 9 Social Studies classes are streamed into core classes so that pupils work in a challenging environment with students of a similar ability.

Course Structure

Course Structure

The Horowhenua College Social Science Faculty has a number of extra-curricular activities on offer:

• Amnesty International Freedom Challenge
• Field trips in Geography and Tourism
• Social Justice Action Group
• Model United Nations
• CHOGM

Staff

Kathy Grey - Head of Social Sciences Faculty
Kerry Pile - Teacher in charge of Geography and Tourism
David Tate - Teacher in charge of History and Year 9 Social Studies
Greg Cvitanovic - Teacher
Louise Mattheus - Teacher
Mark Smith - Teacher
Vicky Wilton - Teacher