Studies of Society and Environment

A medieval experienceStudents on an excursion to Parliament HouseEnjoying History

In SOSE students discover and interpret the world around them through the fields of history, geography, commerce and civics. SOSE courses have a strong emphasis on critical thinking, research, and expressing ideas using various forms of written and oral communication.

Our students study SOSE at each year level via a combination of compulsory and elective units.

Year 7 & 8 Program

A common curriculum in Year 7 and 8 units introduces students to the breadth of subject areas and helps them develop the core skills they will need to study SOSE in their senior years.

Year 7 Units of study include:

  • Active Citizenship in a Democracy
  • Geography
  • Ancient Civilisations History

Year 8 Units of study

  • Commerce
  • Geography
  • From the Ancient to the Modern World

Yr 9 & 10 Program

In Years 9 and 10, students study a minimum of three courses across the four semesters. We have two compulsory units, which all students must complete, with subsequent courses selected from a range of electives.

Compulsory units:

Year 9

  • Movements in Modern History

Year 10

  • Australia in the Modern World

Year 9 & 10 SOSE Electives

  • Geography
  • Power and Prejudice
  • Popular Culture
  • Legal Studies
  • Business Studies
  • Globalisation