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Pittwater High School

Pittwater High School


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Human society and its environment

Human Society & Its Environment (HSIE)

Human Society and its Environment (HSIE) is the study of how humans interact with the world, how society operates and how it is changing. Through the study of HSIE, students develop the skills to prepare them to actively and responsibly participate as informed citizens in the contemporary world.

A large number of individual subjects make up the key learning area of HSIE in which students:

  • research, gather and analyse information from a variety of sources
  • develop empathy for the different ways the world works
  • question and make judgements
  • write for a variety of purposes

In Years 11 and 12, students can study a range of HSIE courses. These include:

  • Aboriginal Studies (accelerated)
  • Ancient History
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Senior Geography
  • History Extension (1 unit, Year 12 only)
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • Society and Culture
  • Studies of Religion II