Erina High School

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Human society and its environment

History at Erina High

All students from Year 7 - Year 10 at Erina High have the opportunity engage in History. 

Senior History courses available at Erina High include:

* Ancient History

For more information please contact either Ms Keane or Mr. Schoffl.

* Modern History

For more information please contact Ms J. Johnson.

Geography at Erina High

All students from Year 7 - Year 10 at Erina High have the opportunity engage in Geography. 

We also offer Geography for Year 11 - 12.

For more information please contact either Ms L. Janson or Mr B. Joyce.

Commerce and Business at Erina High

Students can choose to learn about Commerce for Years 9 - 10. Business Studies is also a popular course to undertake in Years 11 - 12. 

For more information please contact either Ms L. Janson or Mr. B Joyce.

Legal Studies at Erina High

Legal Studies is another popular course we offer for Year 11 - 12 students. 

For more information please contact either Mr B. Joyce or Ms J. Whitfield.

Society and Culture at Erina High

Society and Culture is another course students can elect to study for Years 11 - 12.

For more information please contact Ms. J Whitfield.

Studying HSIE in NSW

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. 

In Year 11 and 12, students can choose from a range of HSIE courses. These include:

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History Extension
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • Society and Culture
  • Studies of Religion.