The study of Humanities introduces students to the disciplines of Geography, History, Economics and Civics. Studying these disciplines encourages students to develop 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 is offered as various electives in Year 10:
~ Environmental Management and Change
~ Global Hotspots and Issues
~ Twentieth Century Wars
~ Twentieth Century Australian History
~ Legal Studies
~ Economics and Business Studies
The Big History Project elective is also offered in Year 8 & 9. BHP delivers a big picture, multidisciplinary look at the world, and helps students develop a framework to organize what they’re learning both in and out of school.
Extracurricular competitions our students are encouraged to enter include:
~ National History Challenge
~ Premier's Spirit of ANZAC Prize
~ The Simpson Prize Regular
~ HTAV Historical Fiction Competition
~ The Australian 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.