Engage with social issues
Students are challenged to think critically about social issues, to analyse complex situations and find ways of explaining them, and to think about their own thinking (metacognition). They develop insight and deep understanding.
Students learn to recognise their own values and the values of others. They explore how values affect the ways in which people respond to issues and make use of opportunities.
Act to improve society
Students investigate how they can contribute to society by taking effective social action.
Build a career pathway
Students develop skills that will be valuable in their personal lives and careers. They learn to carry out research, work co-operatively in groups, and communicate with accuracy.
Social studies provides a solid foundation for those who go on to tertiary studies, in a variety of disciplines.