Faculties - Social Sciences



The subjects offered by HSIE - Social Science at Mosman High School introduce students to a range of environments — Physical, Built, Social and Economic.

The Teaching and Learning of our subjects is based on the premise that students bring with them a wide range of abilities and learning styles and that each student is strongly encouraged to achieve their personal best.

The faculty offers courses in

  • Geography in Stage 4 (Years 7 & 8)
  • Geography and Commerce in Stage 5 (Years 9 & 10)

The following courses are available for study for the Higher School Certificate.

These courses are all Category A courses for Australian Tertiary Achievement Rank (ATAR) calculation purposes

  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Society & Culture

Education for Life

Courses offered by Social Science have wide applications throughout life. Students gain knowledge, skills and strategies through the use of technologies and a range of other teaching methods. This is designed to equip them as active citizens within a rapidly changing, multicultural society.

Academic rigour is a feature of the Social Sciences. Geography is a compulsory component in Year 7-10 and the students focus on the interconnectedness of local, national and global issues. By gathering, interpreting and synthesising geographical data, both within and outside the classroom, students can gain a 'hands-on' approach to their learning of the Social Sciences.

Stage 6 (Year 11 & 12)

Subjects cover a wide range of environments and allow further examination of issues, concepts and knowledge. Students are challenged with a diversity of views and are required to undertake thorough individual research, construct reports, and present their conclusions to a variety of audiences.

A key objective is life-long learning within these subjects so that students continue to appraise their own and society's changing values and beliefs.