Social Science as a subject is comprised of the subjects History and Geography and is the study of people and their past. The decisions that were made and how these have influenced life today. It is the study of the Earth and the way humans live on Earth, their relationships and their interactions in society.
At Somerset College, the CAPS curriculum is used as a guideline, integrating the various topics into our other subjects. Social Science is also integrated into computer and multimedia lessons. Projects are done in the library where students are taught various research skills using different media. It is a subject which encourages analytical thought and informed discussion (not only in the classroom, but in the home too). Through the vehicle of their studies, children are encouraged to think independently. Social Science seeks to equip students with the tools they need to make moral and ethical decisions about the civic issues, as well as environmental issues, that affect them and their families.
Mrs Karen Roberg
Head of Social Science