Commerce is an elective course that can be studied in Years 9 and 10.
Commerce enables young people to develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and values that form the foundation on which they can make sound decisions about consumer, financial, legal, business and employment issues. Students develop the ability to research information, apply problem-solving strategies and evaluate options in order to make informed and responsible decisions as individuals and as part of the community. Highlights of the course include working with real world examples such as a promotion, buying and selling, the study of law and society, tourism, investing and running a business.
Commerce is assessed through group projects, oral presentations, tests, reports and bookwork. Students also collaborate to host a Market Day for the school in Year 9.
Explosive History is an elective course that can be studied in Years 9 and 10.
History Elective provides opportunities to develop a knowledge and understanding of past societies and historical periods. Students explore the nature of history, heritage and archaeology. They also study the methods that historians use to construct history through a range of thematic and historical studies from the Ancient World to Medieval Conquests to Modern History and contemporary historical events. Within History Elective, students also examine the past in an attempt to explain the present and imagine the future.
Explosive History Elective is assessed through group projects, oral presentations, tests, historical inquiry, source analysis, extended responses and bookwork.
International Studies is an Elective course that can be studied in Years 9 and 10.
International Studies equip students with an understanding of cultural differences and similarities across the global community. Students learn to analyse and consider issues from a variety of culturally diverse perspectives, equipping them for their place in a shrinking global world. Through the study of beliefs, ideologies, media, film, travel, education, technology, work and trade, students increasingly understand how the study of culture requires knowledge to inform values and develop individual and community participation, action and commitment to be a global citizen.
International Studies is assessed through group projects, oral presentations, tests, research and community inquiry, extended responses and bookwork.