Family Studies 11 and 12 focuses on the reciprocal relationships among self, family, and society. Learners increase their knowledge of how families function in society and devlop skills in interpersonal communication through activities such as interviews, research, visual and oral presentations, case studies, role plays, and community involvement.

Learners also investigate how human interaction is affected by changing societal, economic, and technological conditions. They are encouraged to share their findings with others, including community groups.

Students of Family Studies 11 and 12 can apply their learning in their own families as well as in community settings. They may choose to continue their exploration of human and family relationships by pursuing postsecondary courses in social sciences or focussing on careers in human services.