St Marys Senior High School

Mente Manuque

Telephone02 9623 8333

Emailstmaryssen-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Human society and its environment

In human society and its environment (HSIE), both subjects of history and geography are mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.

Students learn specific historical and geographical concepts and skills in history and geography. They also have an opportunity to learn more about people and the societies and environments in which they live through elective subjects.

A large number of individual subjects make up the key learning area of HSIE in which students:

  • research, gather and analyse information
  • question and make judgements
  • write for a variety of purposes. 

In Year 11 and 12, students can choose from a range of HSIE courses. These include:

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History Extension
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • Society and Culture.

At St Marys Senior High School, many of these Year 11 and Year 12 subjects are on offer. Please refer to the information sheets below which outline the details of these courses.

In Year 11 and 12, students can choose from a range of HSIE courses. These include:

Aboriginal Studies

Ancient History

Business Studies

Business Services (VET Curriculum Framework)

Economics

Financial Services (VET Curriculum framework)

Geography

History Extension

Legal Studies

Modern History

Retail Services (VET Curriculum Framework)

Society and Culture

Studies of Religion I and Studies of Religion II