The Friends' School

Humanities Faculty

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Humanities in the High School is focused on the study of society and the environment. It incorporates traditional subject disciplines such as History, Geography, and Civics and Citizenship. Students spend time developing essential skills in communication, analysis and research. They engage in activities designed to promote empathy, identify the context and significance of events and developments, incorporate multiple perspectives and recognise the value of using evidence to justify a point of view.

All students in Years 7 to 9 study Humanities. In Year 9 students may select Geography, and/or an Economics, Business and Law (EBL) semester length unit in addition to the core Humanities program.

All students in Year 10 study History for at least one semester. In addition to this core subject, students can select a second semester of History and/or a number of semester or full year Humanities options during Year 10. These options include Economics, Business and Law (EBL), Social Psychology, Religion, Philosophy and Geography.


At Clemes there are many TCE subject options available within the Humanities faculty. These include Accounting, Ancient Civilizations, Asian Studies, Australia, Asia and the Pacific, Business Studies, Economics, Geography, Legal Studies, Modern History, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology and Studies in Religion. There are also a select number of Group 3 subjects available through the IB at both Standard and Higher Level.

The studying of Humanities subjects is designed to facilitate care and consideration for community and the environment as well as lay the foundation and skills for passionate and active global citizenship.





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