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Toronto High School

Toronto High School

Remis Insurgite - Rise to Your Oars.

Telephone02 4959 1788

Emailtoronto-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Human society and its environment

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.

Please Note: Studies of Religion is not offered at Toronto High School.

Courses

Stage 4 - Year 7 and Year 8

Stage 5 - Year 9 and Year 10 

Mandatory

Electives

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Commerce
  • History

Stage 6 - Year 11 and Year 12 

Electives

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Ancient History
  • VET Business Services (Optional HSC exam for ATAR purposes)
  • Business Studies
  • Economics 
  • Geography
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • VET Retail Services (Optional HSC exam for ATAR purposes)
  • Society and Culture

Our Team

Sue Philipson - Head Teacher

Damien Slevin

Glen Finch

Christine Simmonds

Kim Rowland

Neil Cairns

Diana Dagg

Peter Wilson

Sophie Proctor

Kylie Hattenfels