Humanities and Social Science

The Humanities and Social Sciences are the study of human behaviour and interaction in social, cultural, environmental, economic and political contexts.

In the Western Australian Curriculum, the Humanities and Social Sciences learning area comprises four subjects: History, Geography, Economics and Business, Civics and Citizenship.  


Our philosophy is to engage students in their learning and foster higher order thinking skills. In Society and Environment students are encouraged to explore their world and discover how they fit into it.


Through studying Humanities and Social Sciences, students will develop the ability to question, think critically, solve problems, communicate effectively, make decisions and adapt to change.  

YearGeography Civics & Citizenship Economics History
Year 7Water in the World Place & Liveability Designing our Political & Legal SystemProducing and ConsumingThe Ancient World
Year 8Landforms & landscapes Changing nations Democracy in Action The Market Place Medieval History The Black Death
Year 9Biomes & Food Security
Our Democratic Rights The Global EconomyThe Making of the Modern World 1750 - 1914
Year 10Environmental Change Human Wellbeing Justice at Home and Overseas Economic Performance Living Standards Modern History 1914 - Present


The Humanities and Social Sciences subjects provide a broad understanding of the world in which we live, and how people can participate as active and informed citizens with high-level skills needed for the 21st century. 

The Humanities and Social Sciences program also offers students a variety of exciting and interesting electives in which they can participate. 


Humanities & Social Sciences: Electives
Year 8Year 9Year 10
- Passport to the World
- Oceanography
- Ancient History
- Financial Management
- History Through Film
- Philosophy