Level 3 Sustainable Societies & Futures (SOS302)
Teacher in Charge: K. Baird
Sustainable Societies and Futures
This Social Science course is fully internally assessed. There is a mixture of Level 3 NCEA Achievement and Unit standards, from Legal Studies and Social Studies. There are a total of 16 internally assessed Achievement Standard credits and 4 Unit Standard credits available. It is a University approved subject, the subject domain is Social Studies.
This course provides the opportunity to gain credits towards the literacy requirements for University Entrance.
Students will investigate world cultures and societies as well as their local community. Topics may include: ideologies – what people believe and why, current events and issues impacting on people and places, fighting for change, war and protest, diversity, the law and gun law changes, stereotypes, human rights, social and environmental issues.
Understanding views, values and perspectives is a key component of this course. Issues will be examined from a Global, National, Local and Personal perspective.
Students will also learn about social action and social justice and will run their own campaign to try and influence policy change.
Please note: Level 3 Sustainable Societies and Futures is a much more academic subject than the Level 2 SUS course. It is based on Achievement Standards, unlike Level 2 SUS which was based on Unit Standards.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
2 x Clever Kiwi Activity Scrapbook (or similar size 240 x 340mm), 1 x Clear file (30 pages), Field Trips: tbc
Recommended Prior Learning
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.
Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines
Term: 2, Week: 1
Term: 4, Week: 2
Term: 3, Week: 3
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.