Casula High School

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Social Science

In years 7-10 all students at Casula High School study Geography. They develop a knowledge and understanding about:

  • the characteristics of environments
  • how people modify, and are affected by the environment
  • how physical, social, cultural, economic and political factors shape communities, including the global community
  • civics for informed and active citizenship

Through their study students develop an interest in attitudes towards ecological sustainability and intercultural understanding.

Fieldwork is an essential part of Geography. Fieldwork enables students to acquire knowledge about environments by observing, mapping, measuring and recording data in the real world in a variety of places including the school.

Many extra-curricular activities are offered from years 7-10. These include:

  • NSW Geography Competition
  • Money Stuff Challenge
  • Lawyers in Schools Program – in conjunction with King, Wood & Mallesons (law firm) and the National Australia Bank (NAB).
  • StartSmart program – a financial literacy program run in conjunction with the Commonwealth Bank.

In years 9-10 students can also choose to study Commerce. In this course students develop an understanding of commercial and legal processes for personal financial management. Building on financial literacy skills, which enables students to participate in the financial system in an informed way. Through the investigation of the relationships between consumers, businesses and governments in the overall economy, students develop the capacity to apply problem-solving strategies which are applied to various scenarios.

In years 11 and 12 students are offered a large array of courses. These include Business Studies, Economics, Geography, Legal Studies and Vocational Education & Training (VET)-Business Services.

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