Stage 4

History Year 7 and 8

The main emphasis on History in Years 7 and 8 is on developing an appreciation of the study of History and commitment to informed active citizenship. The skills of interpretation, analysis, empathy and research are continually developed throughout these years.

The topics Year 7 study include:

  • Introducing History
  • A Study of Ancient Societies.
  • A Study of One Medieval and Early Modern Society

In Year 8 students examine two areas, colonisation and its impact on indigenous people.

History in Years 9 and 10 has an Australian focus and examines the role that Australia has played in world affairs and in shaping its own identity. At the end of Year 10 students sit for an external exam based on the material learnt in Geography and History in Years 9 and 10, with an emphasis on Civics and Citizenship

Excursions

Both Year 7 and 8 undertake site studies. Year 7 visit Pioneer Park as well as participating in an archaeological dig for famous artefacts.

Geography Year 7 and 8

Stage 4 (i.e. Years 7 to 8) examine Geography by focusing on the following issues:

  • Inputs of global geographical issues/environments
  • How individuals and groups effect the quality of global environments
  • Investigating the world global communities

The Year 7 students are introduced to the skills that geography uses. They learn to use maps, atlases, graphs, photographs and weather maps and to briefly examine contemporary issues. There will be an excursion to a local environment to enhance the material covered in class.

In Year 8 students continue to study Geography from a global perspective, concentrating on global issues of inequity, responsibility and sustainability.