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.
What is wonderful about HSIE is that it encourages students to develop their own opinions and values based on what they see and hear. Students are also encouraged to respect the values and opinions of their peers and to be empathetic towards other people's views.
HSIE at Asquith Boys High School
What is HSIE?
HSIE is an acronym for Human Society and its environment. It is a grouping of the traditional Humanities subjects of History, Geography, Commerce, as well as other disciplines including Economics and Business Studies. Students who study with the HSIE department will study and interpret a range of primary and secondary sources. What is wonderful about HSIE is that it encourages students to develop their own opinions and values based on what they see and hear. Students are also encouraged to respect the values and opinions of their peers and to be empathic towards other people’s views.
We are a hard working faculty with quality teaching at its heart and as the focus of all that we do. We are a dedicated, collegial group that is developing 21st Century programs, which seek to enthuse and improve the educational and life outcomes for our comprehensive student cohort.
We have high expectations of our students and expect that their work will reflect their work ethic and efforts to achieve their best. The knowledge and skills learned whilst doing HSIE courses at Asquith Boys will allow our students to become articulate, critical thinkers and understand the importance of their role and responsibilities as Australian and global citizens.
Stage 4 and 5
HISTORY - Mandatory and Year 9/10 Elective History
GEOGRAPHY - Mandatory and Geography Elective (Year 9/10)
COMMERCE - Year 9 & Year 10
The senior subjects taught in HSIE at Asquith Boys High School include:
SOCIETY AND CULTURE