Career Planning 1

Humanities & Social Sciences

Humanities and Social Sciences is the study of human behaviour and interaction in social, cultural, environmental, economic and political contexts. Humanities and Social Sciences has a historical and contemporary focus, from personal to global contexts, and considers opportunities and challenges for the future.

In the Western Australian Curriculum, the Humanities and Social Sciences learning area comprises four subjects: Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Geography and History. By studying Humanities and Social Sciences, students will develop the ability to question; think critically; make decisions based on evidence; devise proposals for actions; and communicate effectively.

Thinking about, reflecting on, and responding to issues requires an understanding of the key historical, geographical, political, legal, economic, business and societal factors involved, and how these different factors interrelate.

The Humanities and Social Sciences subjects provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to develop a broad understanding of the world in which we live and how people can participate as active and informed citizens in the 21st century.

Additional Upper School Subjects include: Philosophy and Ethics, Accounting and Finance, Ancient History and Business Studies

Humanities and Social Sciences courses

Lower school

Lower school subjects include:

  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Modern History
  • History - Ancient (elective)
  • History - Modern (elective)
  • Philosophy and Ethics (elective)
  • Business Management and Enterprise (elective)
Senior school

Senior school subjects include:

  • ATAR Accounting and Finance
  • ATAR Economics
  • ATAR Geography
  • ATAR History - Ancient
  • ATAR History - Modern
  • ATAR Philosophy and Ethics
  • ATAR Politics and Law
  • ATAR Business Management and Enterprise
  • Business Management and Enterprise (General)
  • Certificate II and III in Business