Social Studies 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Adams


If you choose this course you should have been close to passing Level One or have passed Level One with a mixture of Achievement Standards and Unit standards

Social Studies learning area is about how societies work and how people participate and interact with their beliefs, each other and their environment.

The aim of Level 2 Social Studies is to help students develop an understanding of society and its changing institutions, systems and processes. Students will look objectively at social life, gaining a critical awareness of the ways in which society isorganised, the importance of social groups and institutions, and the place of the individual within these groups and institutions.

The social world is a fascinating place and the sociological perspective involves asking questions about
society, which challenge what otherwise is normally taken for granted. Social Studies is interesting and relevant.
Learn to understand the social world. Learn where you fit into it.

Course Overview

Term 1
Examine sociological theories, institutions and structures.

Term 2
Explore theories about human behaviour, social research methods, the importance of the family.

Term 3
Analyse the process of socialisation and the influence of the various groups we belong to.

Term 4
Revision and extension.

Learning Areas:



Social Studies 3 (S1)

Social Studies is all about people. Every job involves working with people to a certain degree. This course leads to teaching, council work, social work, tourism, and tutoring.

Career Pathways

Microbiologist, Psychologist, Pharmacist, Driving Instructor, Early Childhood Teacher, Health and Safety Adviser, Veterinarian, Massage Therapist, Physiotherapist, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Social Worker, Teacher Aide, Psychotherapist