History at Secondary level (Years 8-10) involves the study of World and Australian History, the analysis and use of sources and historical interpretation. At senior secondary level, (11-12) students focus on world history, the evaluation of sources and historical debates.
History is compulsory from Year 8 -10.
Year 8 History
The Ancient to the Modern World c.650AD (CE)-1750. Topics may include:
the Ottoman Empire
Year 9 History
The Making of the Modern World 1750-1918. Topics may include:
the French Revolution
the Making of Australia as a nation (including a strong focus on Aboriginal Studies)
the Industrial Revolution
World War 1
Year 10 History
The Modern World and Australia from 1918 to the present, with an emphasis on Australia in its global context. Topics may include:
World War 2
Rights and Freedoms
Stage 1 and 2 History
At Stage 1 students can select one or two semesters of Modern History. In History A students will study Imperialism and the Russian Revolution. In History B students will study Indigenous History and Slavery. At Stage 2 students can select a full year of Modern History, in which they will study Germany (1918-1948) and the Cold War.
Geography seeks to accommodate the needs of learners through a much wider exploration of the world and ideas about it. There is a focus on citizenship, as students study local, national and global issues and identify actions that they could take.
Geography is compulsory in Year 8
Year 8 Geography
Topics studied in this course are:
Landforms and Landscape
Changing Nations - Australia, China and the USA
Senior School Humanities and Social Science Options
At Year 10 students may also elect to study Business & Economics and/or International Studies in addition to History.
At Stage One students can select from Modern History, Tourism, Studies of Society & Culture, Legal Studies and Business & Enterprise.
At Stage Two students select from Modern History, Studies of Society & Culture, Business & Enterprise and Tourism.