Garin College Garin College

Year 10 Social Studies

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Bright.

Social Studies engenders wonder, enthusiasm and an appreciation of the human, natural and economic environments we live in. While experiencing new ideas and posing controversial questions, students are encouraged to achieve their personal level of excellence. Students will run their own enterprise activity as well as investigate and explore some of the key events, people, and perspectives from the past. They will learn about their local, regional and national geography and also look at economic events that have shaped the New Zealand economy and that affect how sustainable it is.

The junior Social Studies course is taught over two years. This course covers many of the key aspects of the implementation of the Aotearoa New Zealand's Histories Curriculum as it is rolled out from 2023.


Social Science


Level 1 Commerce, Level 1 Geography, Level 1 History

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


An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.

All approvals for courses through this system are subject to satisfactory achievement in remaining internal standards and external examinations. Course Confirmation Day will run at the start of next year, where final approval for each course will be confirmed.