Endeavour Sports High School

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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.


Students in Years 7-12 take part in a range of excursions/field trips to enrich and extend their learning

Year 7 – The Rocks archaeological dig

Year 8 – Fieldwork in the local area, Jamberoo, Guest speakers

Year 9 – Canberra, Miranda Shopping Centre (Commerce)

Year 10 – Cronulla Beach, Guest speakers, Guest speakers, Guest speakers

Years 11 & 12 – Field trips to Towra Point, 5 star hotels (hotel management), The Downing Centre, Guest speakers

HSC Lecture Days & Revision Seminars

Revision is offered in the period leading up to the HSC exams, where students can hone their skills and are taught specific exam and study techniques as well as exam time management.