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Welcome to Social Sciences

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. 
                                                                                                                                 
New Zealand Curriculum p.30 (2010).

WHAT ARE THE SOCIAL SCIENCES?
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.


WHY STUDY SOCIAL SCIENCES?
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.


SOCIAL SCIENCES AT BARADENE
Social Studies at Years 7-10 focuses on looking at society and human activity in the contexts of social control, social change, continuity and contemporary issues.  Students develop a knowledge and understanding of the diverse and dynamic nature of society and how interactions occur among cultures, societies and environments. They develop and apply skills as they investigate society, explore issues, make decisions and work co-operatively.

From Year 11 students can choose to study Classical Studies, Geography, History and Travel and Tourism to Level 3.  Scholarship is offered in Classical Studies, Geography and History.