Human Society & its environment

We live in a social, cultural and physical environment that is ever changing and evolving, from historical times to the present.

Stage 4

Year 7 students begin with the new Stage 4 Mandatory History course (NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum). In this course students will study the following units:

Depth Study 1: Investigating the Past
Depth Study 2: The Mediterranean World - Egypt
Depth Study 3: The Asian World

Year 7 will then begin their Mandatory Geography studies in which they study:
Investigating the World
Global Environments


Year 8 students will continue stage 4 Mandatory Geography studies by engaging in these units:

  • Global Change – students will study the changing nature of the world and responses to these changes
  • Global Issues and the Role of Citizenship – students will study global geographical issues and appropriate methods of citizenship for their management

Year 8 students then complete their stage 4 Mandatory History course in which they study:
  • Aboriginal and Indigenous People, Colonisation and Contact History – in which students develop an understanding of the impact of colonisation upon indigenous people
  • The Shaping of the Modern World - students are encouraged to develop skills of historical inquiry by examining the motives and consequences of people’s actions in the past and exploring different interpretations of past events.

Stage 5

Year 9 students will study Geography one semester and History the next semester.

In Geography students will study the following units:

  • Investigating Australia’s Physical Environments
  • Changing Australian Communities

In History students are studying the new Stage 5 Mandatory History course (NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum). In this course students will study the following units:

  • Depth Study: Progressive Ideas and Movements
  • Core Study: Australians at War

 





Year 10 students will study History one semester and Geography the next semester.

In History students are studying the new Stage 5 Mandatory History course (NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum). In this course students will study the following units:

  1. Depth Study: The Holocaust
  2. Core Study: Rights and Freedoms (1945 – present)

    In Geography students will study the following units:

  3. Issues in Australian Environments
  4. Australia in Its Regional and Global Context

Year 10 students may also elect to study Commerce as part of their School Certificate program of study. The Commerce course includes two core units:

  • Law and Society
  • Employment Issues

And three options:

  • Promoting and Selling
  • Travel
  • Towards Independence


Stage 6

The following courses are offered:

  • Ancient History
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • Society and Culture
  • Work Studies
  • History Extension


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