Human Society and Its Environment

Human Society and Its Environment involves the study of people, cultures, societies and
environments. Studies in this area encompass people and environments (human and natural)
over time. Human Society and its Environment encompasses the Australian Curriculum
subjects of History and Geography in Stage 4. In Stage 5 HSIE contains Australian
Curriculum Geography and History, and Commerce. In Stage 6 HSIE the electives of
Economics, Legal Studies, Business Studies, Geography, Modern History and Ancient
History are offered. The HSIE department also includes the study of cross curricular content
such as Civics and Citizenship.

The aim of the HSIE Faculty is to develop in students the values and attitudes, skills, and
knowledge and understanding that,

  • enhance their sense of personal, community, national and global identity:
  • enable then to participate effectively in maintaining and improving the quality of their
    society and environment.


Y7  –   Mandatory  Global Geography, 100hrs (2017 Syllabus)

Y8  –   Mandatory Global Geography, 50hrs (05 Syllabus)

Y9 –   Mandatory Australian Geography, 100hrs (2017 Syllabus)

Y10 – Mandatory Australian Geography, 50hrs (05 Syllabus)

Y11 – Accelerated HSC Geography, 100hrs             


Y7 –   

Y8 –   Mandatory World History, 50hrs, (2014 Syllabus)

Y9 –   

Y10 – Mandatory Australian History, 50hrs, (2014 Syllabus)

MODERN Y11 – Modern History 100hrs

HISTORY Y12 – Modern History 100hrs   

BUSINESS Y11   –   2U Business Studies,100hrs

STUDIES: Y12   –   2U Business Studies,100hrs


LEGAL Y11   –   2U Legal Studies,100hrs

STUDIES: Y12   –   2U Legal Studies,100hrs

ECONOMICS Y11   –    2U Economics Online,100hrs

                                  Y12   –    2U Economics Online,100hrs

COMMERCE: Y9   –   Elective Subject 100hr course over 1 year