Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Year 10 Social Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960444

Recommended Prior Learning


Year 10 Social Studies continues to look at how societies work and how people can participate as critical, active, informed and responsible citizens. The concepts studied are: 

  • Identity and Culture 

  • Place and Environment 

  • Continuity and Change 

  • Economic World 

 The contexts for learning are drawn from the past, present, future and from within New Zealand and beyond. The topics studied are: 

  • Development 

  • Human Rights 

  • Protest 

  • Piracy 

Learning Areas:

Social Science

Assessment Information

Learners will create a portfolio of work that is internally assessed each term.


Level 1 Criminology Full Course, Level 1 Geography Full Course, Level 1 Geography Half Course, Level 1 History Full Course, Level 1 History Half Course, Level 1 Sociology Full Course, Level 1 Sociology Half Course

Career Pathways

Archivist, Police Officer, Historian, Barrister, Counsellor, 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

Course Costs and Equipment

$20 for Materials
1x 1B8 Exercise Book


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.