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 a modified market 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 2018:

B grade or above for Humanities

Geography ATAR

The study of Geography draws on students’ curiosity about the diversity of the world’s places and their peoples, cultures and environments. It enables them to appreciate the complexity of our world and the diversity of its environments, economies and cultures as a way to promote a more sustainable way of life. Students will explore natural and ecological hazards which represent potential sources of harm to human life, and may affect elements of natural environments. The course provides for an understanding how these hazards and their associated risks are perceived and managed at local, regional and global levels. Students investigate the process of international integration and an increasingly interconnected world. This includes the economic and cultural transformations taking place today and their political and social consequences. This is a world in which advances in transport and telecommunications technologies have not only transformed global patterns of production and consumption, but also facilitated the circulation of ideas and cultures, and lessened the friction of distance. The Geography course can inspire a variety of career paths including environmental management, cartography, urban planning, community development, aviation and tourism.

Year 11 Units 

Unit 1:  Natural and ecological hazards

Unit 2:  Global networks and interconnections

Pre-requisites from Year 10 2018: 

High C grade or above for Humanities

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 historical 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 2018: 

B grade or above for Humanities