Style: Accordion

Economics (ATAR)

Economics investigates the choices which all people, groups and societies face as they confront the ongoing problem of satisfying their unlimited wants with limited resources. Students are able to explore the theory that markets, through the forces of demand and supply, are an efficient way to allocate scarce resources using real world examples. Students examine the government’s role in the economy and Australia’s performance in recent years. The cyclical fluctuations in the level of economic activity result in changes in the levels of output, income, spending and employment in the economy which, in turn, have implications for economic growth, inflation and unemployment. Students are also introduced to the language of economics and the use of theories and models to explain and interpret economic events and issues. As well as providing students with the practical knowledge and skills necessary to fully understand the economic world, the Economics course can inspire a variety of career paths including business and finance, law, marketing, journalism, information technology and management.

Year 11 Units

Unit 1:  Microeconomics  

Unit 2:  Macroeconomics

Pre-requisites from Year 10 2019:

B grade or above for Humanities

Geography (General)

Geography as a course in a modern, dynamic world has never had more relevance. Environmental change, driven largely by global warming, unsustainable farming practices and deforestation, is putting increased pressure on our natural and cultural landscapes. The Geography General course provides a structured framework to investigate a range of challenges and opportunities facing Australia and the global community. These challenges include rapid change in biophysical environments, the sustainability of places, dealing with environmental risks and the consequences of international integration. Geography addresses questions about the interaction of natural and human environments within various natural and social systems. It examines the factors that impact upon decisions about sustainability, the conflicting values between individuals and groups, and the degree of commitment towards sustainable development. The course also provides opportunities to examine the natural and cultural characteristics of a particular region and the processes that have enabled it to change over time, as well as  the challenges it may face in the future.

Year 11 Units

Unit 1:  Geography of environments at risk

Unit 2:  Geography of people and places

Pre-requisites from Year 10 2019:

Successful completion of Year 10 Geography.

Modern History (ATAR)

The Modern History ATAR course enables students to study the forces that have shaped the world in which they live. Students examine developments of significance in the modern era, in particular the American experience of capitalism from 1907 to 1941.  The course includes the study of the rise of capitalism in the USA in the first half of the 20th century, its effects on different groups within American society, as well as the impact of the Great Depression and World War II. Opportunities will also be provided for students to investigate the movements that led to change in society, including people’s attitudes and circumstances, within the context of the rise of Nazism in Germany. Students will learn the reasons for the Nazi Party’s rise to power, the effects of the Nazi state and anti-Semitic policies, and the impact of significant individuals.  The study of capitalism in America and fascism in Germany will introduce students to the skills that are required to investigate controversial issues that have a powerful contemporary significance. The Modern History course can inspire a variety of career paths including journalism, archaeology, politics, media, writing and publishing, and education.

Year 11 Units

Unit 1:  Understanding the modern world

Unit 2:  Movements for change in the 20th century

Pre-requisites from Year 10 2019:

B grade or above for Humanities