In Human Society and its Environment (HSIE), the subjects of History and Geography are mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.
Students learn specific historical and geographical concepts as well as skills in History and Geography. They also have an opportunity to learn more about people and the societies and environments in which they live through additional elective courses in Commerce, History and Geography Years 9 and 10.
A large number of individual subjects make up the key learning area of HSIE in which students:
research, gather and analyse information
question and make judgements
write for a variety of purposes.
In Years 11 and 12, students can choose from a range of HSIE courses. These include: Ancient History, Economics, Geography, Legal Studies and Modern History.
History students have the option to extend their studies with the History Extension course in Year 12.