Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Year 9 Social Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960444

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 9 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:

•    Refugees

•    Sustainability

•    Conflict

•    Politics/Government

Learners have a field trip to Shakespear Park in Term 2 when studying Sustainability

Social Studies

Learning Areas:

Social Science

Assessment Information

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


Year 10 Social Studies

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
$40 for Field Trips
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.