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Humanities

In Humanities, students have the opportunity to enhance their curiosity and imagination through exploring important Historical time periods and Geographical characteristics of the places that make up our world.

Varying career opportunities are available depending on selection of senior subjects. Such career choices include: librarian, mining manager, pilot, teacher, journalist, national park ranger, historian, lawyer, flight attendant, barrister, writer, archaeologist, criminologist and geologist just to name a few.

Junior Secondary

History

Students in years 7-9 study History for a semester. Units taught range from Ancient China to World War I. Students are exposed to a number of valuable skills which can be applied to other curriculum areas. These skills include research, essay writing, reports and the use of ICT.

Geography

Students in year 7 and 8 study Geography for a semester and have the opportunity to study Geography as an elective in year 9. Topics of study include local, national and global issues. Students learn to become informed citizens who can contribute to the development of an environmentally and economically sustainable world.

Senior Secondary

Our senior subjects allow students to undertake an academic pathway and/or a vocational pathway.

Authority subjects include the following:

Ancient History - Through the study of Ancient History students will be able to understand how people in the distant past, and their achievements, have influenced the modern world in which we live.

Modern History - Modern History aims to give students an understanding of human society and behaviour through extensive studies of some of the key themes underpinning the modern world – conflict, power and hope.

Geography - The aim of this subject is to provide students with an understanding of not only the physical environment but also the way that people have sought to modify, the often irreversible impacts of human activities.

Legal Studies - The focus is on “legal awareness”. It has been designed for students to develop understanding, skills, abilities and attitudes about legal situations and issues.

Students have the option of studying Tourism.