Humanities & Social Sciences

In Humanities and Social Sciences, we believe in develop global citizens who are equipped to function and participate in an ever changing and developing world.

The purpose of Humanities and Social Sciences is the study of human behaviour and interaction in social, cultural, environmental, economic and political contexts. Students study both historical contexts and contemporary contexts to develop their understanding as well as examining future opportunities and challenges that society may face. Students are also provided the opportunity to engage with content in a variety of formats to help to equip them for a future that is evolving technologically.

Staff are committed to providing students with engaging and relevant content within the Learning Area and each year update the programs to ensure that students are being offered real life and current examples to study.

In Humanities and Social Sciences, learning is divided into four subjects: History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, and Economics and Business. Each of these subjects are the focus of study for a term in Lower School.

Additionally, in Lower School students are given the opportunity to choose from the following electives in Year 10:

  • Criminal Investigations
  • Tourism
  • Business and Marketing
  • Ancient History

These subjects are offered each year, but will only appear on the timetable if sufficient students select the subject.

In Senior School students have the opportunity to select from a range of areas in either a General Pathway or an ATAR Pathway. The subjects offered include:

  • Modern History
  • Ancient History
  • Geography
  • Politics and Law
  • Career and Enterprise
  • Business Management and Enterprise
  • Psychology

The subjects that are taught in Senior School each year are dependent on the numbers of students selecting the particular subject.

Each year staff endeavour to provide, where possible, hands on experiences which can include incursions and excursions that provide practical and extended knowledge of the topics taught.