Under the Victorian Curriculum, the study of Humanities encompasses History, Geography, Economics and Business and Civics and Citizenship..
From Year 7 to 9 students undertake a full year Humanities program. At Year 10 and in VCE they can begin to specialise in specific areas of interest.
In History and Geography, students:
- explore the processes that have shaped and which continue to shape different societies and cultures,
- learn to appreciate the common humanity shared across time and distance
- evaluate the ways in which humans have faced and continue to face different challenges.
They develop both skills and knowledge relevant to the area of study.
Areas of Historical study include: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and cultures, Ancient World and Early Civilisations, the Middle Ages, the making of the Modern World and Australia.
Areas of Geographical study: Water in the world, Landforms and Landscapes, Biomes and food security, Environmental change and management, Place and Liveability, Changing Nations, Geography of interconnection and Geographies of human wellbeing.
At VCE both Geography and History are offered.
In Economics and Business and Civics and Citizenship, students explore systems that shape society, with a specific focus on legal and economic systems. Students learn about Australia’s role in global systems, and are encouraged to appreciate democratic principles and to contribute as active, informed and responsible citizens.
Areas of Economics and Business covered through Core and elective options from Year 7-10 include: Consumer and Financial literacy, Work and Work futures, The Business Environment, Resource allocation and Making Choices, Economic Reasoning and Interpretation.
Areas of Civics and Citizenship covered through Core and elective options from Year 7-10 include: Government and Democracy, Laws and Citizens, Citizenship, Diversity and Identity.
At VCE the following subjects are offered: Accounting, Business Management, Economics and Legal Studies.