HUMANITIES AT IRYMPLE SECONDARY COLLEGE
Humanities Co-ordinators: Mr Paul Gibbons and Mrs Rebecca McClure:
Paul Gibbons Rebecca McClure
The study of Humanities introduces students to the disciplines of Geography, History and Economics. Studying these disciplines encourages students to learn the skills required to critically think about the world around them and their place in it.
Humanities is a core subject for all students from Years 7-9 and offered as various electives In Year 10. In Year 7-8 Humanities at ISC is still referred to as SOSE (Studies of Society and Environment) and Humanities in Year 9. Electives offered in Humanities include in Year 9: Global Communities; and in Year 10: Geography, History, VCE Units 1 & 2 Twentieth Century History, Accounting and Business Studies.
Regular workshops for students to work on competition entries into the National History Challenge are also offered, usually during Terms 2 & 3. ISC has a traditionally had students do well in this competition with both state and national level winners over the past few years. We hope to also offer workshops for those students wishing to enter the National Geography Competition. These competitions are an excellent way to further develop skills and knowledge in these subject areas in a real world environment.
Humanities homework is generally based around revising and completing set coursework introduced in class. This may include undertaking research and drafting various inquiry based projects.
For further information about Humanities at Irymple SC, contact our Humanities Co-ordinators Mr Paul Gibbons and Mrs Rebecca McClure:
Gibbons.paul.p@ edumail.vic.gov.au and firstname.lastname@example.org