Curriculum and Learning
Social Science
Social Science

Social Science is the branch of science devoted to the study of human societies and the relationships among individuals within those societies.

Why are Social Scientists more important than ever?

Our world in a very short time has become globalised.  Pandemics such as Covid 19 illustrate the nature of globalisation. Social scientists ask questions and inquire into:

  • Factors that affect our health and well‐being
  • What could make our neighbourhoods safer?
  • How we can improve children’s lives and their education?
  • How we can change the world for the better
  • How we can broaden our horizons
  • The value of democracy
  • What the past has to teach us in order to create a better future
  • How we can make sense of our finances

Social Sciences in Years 9 and 10 at SGHS is taught via the following learning packages:

  • Show me the Money – an introduction to Economics and Accounting
  • Cultural Locations – an introduction to Geographic understandings
  • Ancient Influences – an introduction to the classical world
  • Enterprise Studies – an introduction to becoming an Entrepreneur and the world of business
  • Pinky and the Brain – an introduction to politics
  • Global Minds – a Cambridge IGCSE Full year course involving research based and action projects on Global issues using the IGCSE Global Perspectives Syllabus. This course has an individual research project and group project as internal assessments and an external exam.
  • Era of Trouble and Strife – an introduction to historical events that have shaped the world

Social Sciences in Years 11-13 are taught via the following subjects:

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • Classical Studies
  • Economics
  • History
  • Geography
  • Tourism

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