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Human society and its environment

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). These electives are: Commerce, Elective History and Work Education.

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:

  • Ancient History
  • Business Studies
  • History Extension
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • Society and Culture

Faculty vision

The Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) faculty at Richmond High School encompasses the study of History and Social Sciences. The skills and capabilities developed through the study of the various courses we offer can be applied to further education, work and everyday life.

Students learn to become active, responsible and informed citizens that are capable of expressing their own ideas and judgements. The faculty consists of a group of dedicated teachers that are committed to providing an engaging learning environment, encourage high achievement and life long learning.

In our classes, great emphasis is placed on making learning challenging, interesting and relevant experience for our students.