Humanities

YEAR 10 HUMANITIES

Year 10 Humanities covers multiple general Social Education disciplines. For the full breakdown of the course, including materials needed and examination requirements download our Humanities curriculum below.  

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STAGE 1 HUMANITIES

Stage 1 Humanities covers multiple topics including Economics, Geography, Legal Studies and Modern History. Economics introduces students to the economic problem: how can they satisfy their needs and wants within an environment of limited resources? Students will study the decisions that consumers, firms and governments must make in order to satisfy their needs and wants. Geography looks at the interactions between natural and human environments, focussing on the human impact on ecosystems. Students will develop field skills including the interpretation and creation of maps and the use of computers in their construction. Legal Studies aims to provide students with an understanding of the structures of the Australian legal system. Students learn about the processes of law-making, dispute resolution and the administration of justice. The course focuses on contemporary legal issues and case studies. Students examine the strengths and weaknesses of legal processes and consider improvements to the system. Modern History explores world history from the 1500’s - 1945. Students develop their historical skills by posing and responding to historical questions: researching extensively, analysing and using sources to develop arguments; recognizing that history is told from different perspectives and can be interpreted in a variety of ways. For the full breakdown of the course, including materials needed and examination requirements download our Humanities curriculum below.  

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STAGE 2 HUMANITIES

Stage 1 Humanities continues to cover multiple topics including Aboriginal Studies, Economics, Geography, Legal Studies, Modern History, Society & Culture and Media Studies. Aboriginal Studies provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives on the critical importance of contemporary and historical Aboriginal cultures to Australia’s heritage. Students have contact with Aboriginal people and organisations through either field trips or community involvement. Studying Economics enables students to understand how an economy operates, the structure of economic systems and the way in which they function. Geography is the study of the interrelationships of people, places and environment on a local, national and global scale. Students will develop skills including fieldwork, reading and interpreting maps, graphs, photographs and reports. Legal Studies provides an exploration of the Australian legal system from the local level to its global connections. Students develop an understanding of key legal concepts and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of processes and institutions. Modern History students study historical periods and events from the 1500s to the modern day by exploring social relationships, how people in society treat each other, the influence of individuals on decision-making, the influence and control of governments over individuals, who and which institutions make rules and who interprets them, and who enforces the rules and who resists them. In Society and Culture, students explore and analyse the interactions of peoples, societies, cultures and environments. They learn how social, political, historical, environmental, economic and cultural factors affect different societies, and how people function and communicate in and across cultural groups. Media Studies involves creating media products and analysing media. Students create and examine a range of media texts, thus developing their skills and knowledge, and their understanding of media as symbolic systems. For the full breakdown of the course, including materials needed and examination requirements download our Humanities curriculum below.  

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