301SOC

Level 3 Social Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Morley

Time to get hands-on with an issue that’s been getting under your skin – and really make a difference. This is your chance to choose a social issue that interests you and use the course to see through a project that will give you the chance to get involved and enact change. You’ll be able to choose whether you work alone or in a small group.
This course would suit students who are genuinely interested in social issues and really want to make the world a better place. You’ll need to be an independent and motivated learner (although you’ll get plenty of feedback and advice from your teacher.)
• Find out: conduct an in-depth inquiry into a social issue
• Get involved: plan and take action to make a difference regarding your social issue (at Level 3 this will include policy change)
• Evaluate: your actions and those of others. Did you effect change? How and why?
This course does not include any externals, so is not suitable for course endorsement. However, you can earn 14 credits for UE.


Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91599 v2
NZQA Info
Social Studies 3.4 - Examine personal involvement in a social action(s) that aims to influence policy change(s)
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91598 v2
NZQA Info
Social Studies 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of how ideologies shape society
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91597 v2
NZQA Info
Social Studies 3.2 - Conduct a critical social inquiry
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 10
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 16

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.