Senior School Society and History
The Society and History syllabus and support materials reflect the changing nature of studies of society in an increasingly globalised world.
Society and History focuses on the study of identity, relationships and culture, civics and citizenship, indigenous perspectives, systems, resources and the environment. History focuses on concepts and skills that specifically relate to time, continuity and change. We encourage students to become active, engaged, lifelong learners and provide them with a greater capacity for responsible citizenship and to contribute towards global sustainability.
St Mary’s College is currently implementing the changes necessary to embrace The Australian Curriculum, History and as such incorporates the two strands of Historical knowledge and understanding and Historical skills.
These vital skills include:
- Research skills
- Analytical thinking skills
- Essay/ report writing skills
These skills are indispensible and are easily transferable to any future endeavour that our students pursue.
Society and History is an interdisciplinary curriculum area that offers a wide variety of subjects. All students study Society and History in Grades 7, 8, 9 & 10 and from Grade 10 to 12 they are able to choose from a wide range of elective subjects. These include: History, Geography, Behavioural Studies, Accounting, Economics, Legal Studies, Ancient Civilisations, Modern World History, Business Studies, Child Studies, Tourism Studies Psychology and Sociology.
In addition to the subjects mentioned below it is worth noting that the opportunity exists for St Mary’s students to study other subjects off site. When feasible this would be negotiated on an individual basis with the student and the other education providers.
Beyond the classroom
Exciting excursions, competitions and personal development opportunities are an integral part of the curriculum. We travel state wide to provide valuable learning experiences. In addition to this the advantages of being an inner-city school are numerous with many educational experiences within walking distance.
Some of these activities include:
- Defence 2020 Youth Challenge
- MUNA (Model United Nations Assembly)
- UNYA (United Nations Youth Association)
- National Geographic Channel Australian Geography Competition
- The Asia Wise Competition
- The National History Challenge
- The Frank MacDonald MM Memorial Prize
- Excursions to Richmond, Eaglehawk Neck, Geeveston, Tahune Airwalk, Historical sites around Hobart and many more.
Grade 10 Electives
- Behavioural Studies (An introduction to Psychology and Sociology)
- Child Studies
- Business Studies
Grade 11 & 12 Pretertiary Electives
- Psychology 3
- Sociology 3
- Accounting 3
- Economics 3
- Legal Studies 3
- Ancient Civilisation 3
- Modern World History 3
- Australia in Asia & the Pacific 3
- Geography 3
Grade 11 & 12 non pretertiary electives
- History & Ideas 2
- Introduction to Sociology & Psychology
- Business Studies – Public Relations 2
- Tourism Studies 2
- Working with Children 2
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