Social Sciences

Social Sciences at Edgecumbe College

GEOGRAPHY

If you study Geography you will learn how to analyse a variety of statistical and geographical data, develop an empathy with different perspectives about a range of scientific and social issues, think critically and create, support and communicate an argument.

Geography is helpful in careers such as pilot, meteorologist, geo-scientist, environmental management and law, surveyor, parks ranger, resource management, town planning, conservator, teacher, forestry etc.

Vocational Pathways for Geography

Primary Industry Sector (PI)

You’ll be contributing to an important and sustainable sector that’s one of New Zealand’s biggest employers and exporters.

Whether you’re from a rural background or a townie, there’s something here for you.

Types of jobs for this Vocational Pathway include:

  • Environmental Services
  • Turf management
  • Fishery Officer
  • Government Services
  • Vet
  • Winemaker

 

Service Industry Sector (SI)

With skills from this sector you can work and travel the world. It can be truly inspirational – from travel to tourism, hairdressing to hospitality, physical fitness to financial services. In these jobs you’re the brand, dealing directly with people.

Types of jobs for this Vocational Pathway include:

  • Receptionist
  • Army Soldier
  • Travel Agent
  • Events Manager
  • Hairdresser
  • Journalist
  • Personal Trainer

 

Social and Community Services (SC)

With skills from this sector you can: work with people of different ages, life stages, abilities and cultures, counsel and treat people, promote health and offer advice, provide medical research, testing and technical support.

Types of jobs for this Vocational Pathway include:

  • Careers Advisor
  • Psychologist
  • Pilot
  • Police Officer
  • Nurse
  • Health Promotion
  • Communications Officer (Armed Forces)

 

Creative Industries (CR)

Whether you are looking to move onto further study, raining or work, or you’re unsure about your options, the yellow pathway will help you plan your study and career options in the Creative Industries.

Types of jobs for this Vocational Pathway include:

  • Architect
  • Actor
  • Screen Printer
  • Art Director
  • Technical Manager
  • Stage/Set Designer
  • Publisher

 

 

HISTORY

History will provide an understanding of cause and consequence, research, and perspectives. It is useful for careers such as journalism, law, politics, teaching, curation, social work, records management, information management / librarian, insurance, publishing etc.

Vocational Pathways for History

 

Service Industry Sector (SI)

With skills from this sector you can work and travel the world. It can be truly inspirational – from travel to tourism, hairdressing to hospitality, physical fitness to financial services. In these jobs you’re the brand, dealing directly with people.

Types of jobs for this Vocational Pathway include:

  • Accountant
  • Army Soldier
  • Chef
  • Events Manager
  • Hairdresser
  • Journalist
  • Purchasing Officer
  • Sales Rep

 

Social and Community Services (SC)

With skills from this sector you can: work with people of different ages, life stages, abilities and cultures, counsel and treat people, promote health and offer advice, provide medical research, testing and technical support.

Types of jobs for this Vocational Pathway include:

  • Health Services Manager
  • Ambulance Officer
  • Firefighter
  • Lab Technician
  • Midwife
  • Police Officer
  • Teacher

 

Creative Industries (CR)

Whether you are looking to move onto further study, raining or work, or you’re unsure about your options, the yellow pathway will help you plan your study and career options in the Creative Industries.

Types of jobs for this Vocational Pathway include:

  • Artist
  • Actor
  • Screen Printer
  • Art Director
  • Technical Manager
  • Stage/Set Designer
  • Creative Director

 

TOURISM

The Edgecumbe College Tourism programme provides an introduction to the importance of Tourism to the economy. Students learn about what Tourism is and why it is such an important business.  Students develop practical work-related skills and learn about tourist destinations here in New Zealand and overseas. The course is Unit Standard based.

 Vocational Pathways for Tourism

Primary Industry Sector (PI)

You’ll be contributing to an important and sustainable sector that’s one of New Zealand’s biggest employers and exporters.

Whether you’re from a rural background or a townie, there’s something here for you.

Types of jobs for this Vocational Pathway include:

  • Environmental Services
  • Turf management
  • Fishery Officer
  • Government Services
  • Vet
  • Winemaker

 

Service Industry Sector (SI)

With skills from this sector you can work and travel the world. It can be truly inspirational – from travel to tourism, hairdressing to hospitality, physical fitness to financial services. In these jobs you’re the brand, dealing directly with people.

Types of jobs for this Vocational Pathway include:

  • Receptionist
  • Army Soldier
  • Travel Agent
  • Events Manager
  • Hairdresser
  • Journalist
  • Personal Trainer

 

Social and Community Services (SC)

With skills from this sector you can: work with people of different ages, life stages, abilities and cultures, counsel and treat people, promote health and offer advice, provide medical research, testing and technical support.

Types of jobs for this Vocational Pathway include:

  • Careers Advisor
  • Psychologist
  • Pilot
  • Police Officer
  • Nurse
  • Health Promotion
  • Communications Officer (Armed Forces)

 

Creative Industries (CR)

Whether you are looking to move onto further study, raining or work, or you’re unsure about your options, the yellow pathway will help you plan your study and career options in the Creative Industries.

Types of jobs for this Vocational Pathway include:

  • Architect
  • Actor
  • Screen Printer
  • Art Director
  • Technical Manager
  • Stage/Set Designer
  • Publisher