The Humanities offer a context for students to investigate the processes that have helped develop the modern world and which continue to shape the future.
The study of History and Geography invite students to understand the processes that have formed different societies and their cultures. Students are able to learn about the challenges which humanity has faced over time. They develop an awareness of social and environmental issues which demand active engagement with various forms of evidence as well as problem solving strategies.
The study of Economics and Business and Legal and Political bodies encourage students to learn about the systems that help build society. This understanding is formed by studying Australia within a global context. The notion of democratic principles is explored in the context of what it means to be an active, informed and responsible citizen.
Subjects within the Humanities include:
VCE Accounting is the process of recording, reporting, analysing and interpreting of financial data in order to successfully operate and manage a business.
At VCE this subject examines the ways businesses manage resources in order to achieve objectives. Students learn about management theories by analysing case studies.
Civics and Citizenship
This subject is compulsory from Year 7 to 9. Students learn about political and legal systems with a particular focus on Australia’s system of government and the values which underpin this system.
Economics and Business
This subject is compulsory from Year 7 to 9. Students look at the nature of work and investigate how entrepreneurial individuals build successful businesses as well as analysing business trends and practices.
Geography is compulsory for all students from Year 7 to 9. It is an elective at Year 10 as well as a VCE subject students may undertake. Geographical concepts and skills and knowledge is developed in relation to specific places as well as over time. Data is collected and recorded and then analysed and evaluated.
History is compulsory for all students from Year 7 to 9. It is an elective at Year 10 as well as a VCE subject students may undertake. Students build on their understanding of historical concepts and skills as well as key knowledge. They engage with sources of evidence to form interpretations of the past.
VCE Legal Studies examines the institutions and principles which are central to Australia’s legal system. They develop an understanding of the rule of law, law-makers, key legal institutions, the protection of rights in Australia and the justice system.
VCE Philosophy offers students an introduction to Philosophy, exploring themes and debates within metaphysics, epistemology (theory of knowledge) and value theory as well as techniques of reasoning and argument.