Corowa High School

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Human society and its environment

Providing quality learning experiences for all students

Our Social Science faculty recognises the value of providing learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom. Our staff have extensive teaching experience in their subjects and a wide range of expertise that they are pleased to share with students. They strive to provide quality experiences for all of our students and, as such, they have high expectations of all those who study Geography, Japanese, French, Business Studies, Commerce and Legal studies.

Those who study Social Science benefit greatly from participating in fieldwork activities that support the content learnt in classrooms. We provide many such opportunities including excursions to Melbourne Supreme court, Wirraminna Field Study Centre, Corowa Local Court and geocaching in the local area. 

Our students are encouraged to connect with our local community and apply their learning in the 'real world' in several ways including participating in National Tree Day activities and the Rural Fire Service cadet program through which they earn diplomas in community organisation.

In human society and its environment (HSIE), both subjects of history and geography are mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.

Students learn specific historical and geographical concepts and skills in history and geography. They also have an opportunity to learn more about people and the societies and environments in which they live through elective subjects in Years 7 to 10 (Stages 4 to 5).

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

  • research, gather and analyse information
  • question and make judgements
  • write for a variety of purposes. 

In Year 11 and 12, students can choose from a range of HSIE courses. These include:

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History Extension
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • Society and Culture
  • Studies of Religion.