Humanities encompasses the study of History, Geography and Economics, in which students learn to understand the world in which they live and their place in it. At VCE level, students may choose to continue and enhance their learning of Humanities and Business world by studying History, Geography, Philosophy, Economics, Business Management, Economics or Legal Studies.

Out and About Humanities

Students experience learning beyond the classroom and gain real life experiences and skills as part of their Humanities and Business studies, including working in the field at Mount Donna Buang, Toolangi, Warburton, Phillip Island, Sorrento or even New Zealand. These are some of the locations visited as part of Geography studies.  A visit to Sovereign Hill expands students understanding of the Gold Rushes, and Australia’s changing identity through the struggle for rights at Eureka.  In Business Management, students have the opportunity to run their own small business.

Step Back in Time

Students become archaeologists and historians at Billanook searching for artefacts from Ancient civilisations. They take on the character of Medieval Lords and Ladies as part of Medieval Day, and a visit to the Eureka Centre and Ballarat Art Gallery, gives students a greater insight into life on the gold fields and the cause and consequence of the Eureka Rebellion as the role play an important character from this event.


Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Students gain the experience of running their own business or buying and selling shares on the stock market. These are only a few of the experiences offered by Humanities and Business from Years 7 to 12.


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