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Humanities and Social Sciences is a diverse learning area where students will study human behaviour and interactions in social, cultural, environmental, economic and political contexts.

Humanities and Social Sciences at Ashdale Secondary College follows the West Australian Curriculum and covers four subject areas:

  • Geography
  • History
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Economics and Business

Students in Years 7-10 will spend one term per year on each of the four areas developing their knowledge and understanding of the different subjects.

By studying Humanities and Social Sciences students will also develop the skills to be confident communicators, critical thinkers and creative problem solvers for the local and global issues that our world faces. These skills are taught with a focus on contemporary matters such as sustainability, civic responsibilities, equity, social justice and Australia’s place in Asia and the wider world.

Students will be encouraged to develop their sense of wonder, curiosity and respect for places, people, cultures, events, ideas and environments throughout the world. This is driven by relevant and engaging lessons, field trips, guest speakers and numerous extra-curricular opportunities that are available to Ashdale Secondary College students.