Social Sciences Pathway

Unuhia te rito o te harakeke kei whea te kōmako e kō?
Whakatairangitia – rere ki uta, rere ki tai;
Ui mai koe ki ahau he aha te mea nui o te ao,
Māku e kī atu he tangata, he tangata, he tangata!

The Social Sciences learning area is about how societies work and how people can participate as critical, active, informed, and responsible citizens. Contexts are drawn from the past, present, and future and from places within and beyond New Zealand. We use key concepts to make connections across different contexts.

Through the Social Sciences, students develop the knowledge and skills to enable them to better understand, participate in, and contribute to the communities in which they live and work; and engage critically with societal issues.


The following skills are taught within Social Sciences:  project work and collaboration, critical thinking, analysis, literacy skills, practical application of theory, community links, recognising different values, knowledge construction, skilled communication, use of ICT for learning and self-management.

Pathways this course contributes towards

Subject options within Social Sciences offered at Sacred Heart Girls’ College are:

I enjoy the Social Sciences because I love to learn about the world’s past, current and future. I also enjoy learning about the cultural and natural parts of the environment in the hopes that it will widen my knowledge for my own future.

Future Career:

Ryley Forde – Year 12 Social Sciences


Taryn Gadsby       

(Leader of Learning)

Amanda Brown    

Liz Churches         

Stacey Forbes-Ireland

Chris Moffitt