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Family Studies Department

In the Family Studies department, we aim to give students the opportunity to:

  • Acquire skills, increase self-confidence and improve the interpersonal skills needed to function well in a family and societal context.
  • Prepare for both employment and post-secondary education.
  • Develop learning personal skills needed throughout life.
  • Prepare for life, employment, or further education in related post-secondary programs. 

Important things to know about Family Studies:
  • Family Studies at Vaughan Secondary School offers a wide range of courses to meet the needs of both male and female students with different learning abilities and interests.
  • Teachers in this department aim to make their courses as stimulating and relevant to life as possible.
  • At the University/College (M) level, courses focus on understanding theoretical principles and their practical application. At this level the courses also focus on the development of academic skills in preparation for post-secondary education.
  • Family Studies courses are multi-disciplinary, integrating concepts from Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Science, Kinesiology, Psychology, and Sociology.
    Successful completion of grade 11/12 Family Studies courses provides students with a Senior Social Science Credit.
  • It is strongly recommended that students taking C/U family studies courses have already successfully completed grade 11 University English or have achieved at least 75% in College English.
























































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