Social Science involves learning about:
• The nature of New Zealand society and the world in which we live.
• The origins and functioning of modern society.
• Local and global sustainable futures.
At Whangaparāoa College, Social Studies is taught on a thematic basis in Year 9 and Year 10.
At NCEA subjects are Geography, Business Studies, Economics, History and Sociology.
At all levels, thinking skills, ICT, and education outside the classroom are valued within Social Studies learning programmes.