Social Science

Social Science Curriculum

The Social Sciences faculty offers a wide range of courses across the school curriculum at St George Girls High School. The faculty promotes student centred and independent learning through group work, individual research, the use of technology and extra-curricular activities including state and national competitions.

Field work is used to supplement course content where appropriate. All Year 10 Geography students undertake fieldwork examining the issue of urban growth and decline in Kogarah. The faculty invites guest speakers on a range of topics and where possible Higher School Certificate students attend lecture days for their respective subjects.

The faculty strongly encourages students to participate in extra-curricular activities which enable them to utilise skills learnt in the classroom, compete against students on a national level and gain recognition for their achievements. The school enters teams in the ASX Sharemarket Competition (Commerce) and the Asia Wise Competition (Geography).

Years 7 - 10 (Stage 4 and 5) 

Geography

Geography is compulsory for all students in Years 7-10. Stage 4 is Global Geography and includes Investigating Australia's Physical Environments, Australian Communities, Issues in Australian Environments and Australia in its Regional and Global Contexts.

Commerce

Commerce is offered as an elective in Years 8-10. Topics include Consumer Choice, Personal Finance, E-Commerce, Investing, Running a Business, Promoting and Selling, Political Involvement, Employment Issues and Law and Society. Commerce provides a strong foundation for the study of Business Studies, Legal Studies and Economics in the senior school.  

Years 11 - 12 (Stage 6) 

The faculty offers the following courses in Years 11-12: 

  • Economics
  • Business Studies 
  • Geography
  • Legal Studies

Each of the above subjects can be studied as a 2 unit course for the Higher School Certificate. 

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