Social Sciences Faculty The Social Sciences Faculty is a multifaceted subject area with many pathways available to students. A vital discipline focusing on how societies work and how people can participate as critical, active, informed and responsible citizens. Contexts are drawn from the past, present and future and from places within and outside New Zealand. This faculty prepares students for an understanding of the physical and cultural world around them. It has a talented staff with a proud record of academic excellence. Click to view the Curriculum Guide Courses offered Year 9: 9SSC Social Science, 9MDS Media Studies Year 10: 10SSC Social Science, 10MDS Media Studies Level 1: L1GEO Geography, L1HST History, L1MDS Media Studies Level 2: L2CLS Classics, L2GEO Geography, L2HST History, L2MDS Media Studies, L2PSY Psychology, L2TOU Tourism Level 3: L3CLS Classics, L3GEO Geography, L3HST History, L3MDS Media Studies, L3TOU Tourism Course flowchart Lines between subjects indicate recommended pathways. Prior experience and success in a subject is a strong predictor of future success. If a student is likely to study a subject in later levels early specialisation is recommended.