Social Studies

Social Studies looks at the way in which people interact with each other and their environments. It is also concerned with the reasons why people – both in the past and present – have behaved in particular ways and the consequences of their actions.

Social Studies is studied from Year 7 - 10. Students can then continue studying Social Sciences in Year 11 with History and/or Geography.

Geography is the study of the relationship between humans and their environment. Students can take this subject in Years 11-13.


What is history? This is one of those big questions! I really like what historian and TV personality, Michael Wood, has to say about it: “We're all interested in where we came from. You look at your own life, as a kid you ask your parents and grandparents about their past and you do projects when you're at primary school … how different our grandparents lives were from ours … it’s a humanising subject … it teaches you about you and your country and the way things came to be.” For me, history is the most fantastic subject and gives you a sense of where you fit into the world. History could lead to such careers as: business, archaeology, journalism, law, broadcasting, politics, and teaching.


Geography is much more than just knowing the locations of people, places and things. Geographers are interested in the relationships between locations and their surrounding environment. Geographers ask questions such as: Why is this here? How does this impact or change the way people live?
Geography affects more people than any other discipline. Yet, Geography is one of the best-kept secrets in the world of academics. Why? Most Geographers in the careers world are not employed with the title "Geographer". Due to the diversity of the subject matter, Geographers are qualified to hold a variety of careers.