The Humanities and Business faculty showcases a wide and diverse range of subjects. Humanities involves investigations of controversial and challenging issues and promotes critical and transformational thinking. By studying Humanities and Business, our students develop abilities to independently research, gather and interpret data, present arguments and reason as well as communicate in effective and meaningful ways. Our faculty boasts a team of expert and exemplary teachers in which the curriculum architecture enables innovative and academic resilience. Our students also develop an appreciation of different perspectives, values and intercultural understandings to become actively global citizens. Analytical and critical thinking is central to the learning process in Humanities and Business, ensuring academic success. Having studied a Humanities or Business subject helps students perform well in exams such as the Year 12 the Queensland Core Skills Test (QCS), particularly the ‘Writing Task’ and 'Short Response’ papers.
All students participate in the Australian Curriculum: History and Geography at their year level from Year 7 to Year 9. An overview of the curriculum, including topics and suggested assessment tasks is available in the Junior Secondary Handbook.
In Year 10, all students study History (Semester 1), Geography (Semester 2), Business Studies (Elective) and Year 10 Honours - Philosophy and Reason (Accelerated Course). An overview of the curriculum, including topics and suggested assessment tasks is available in the Year 10 Curriculum Handbook 2019.pdf. In Year 11 and Year 12, students can select from a wide range of subject including:
- Ancient History
- Business Communication Technologies
- Business Management
- Diploma of Business
- Legal Studies
- Philosophy and Reason
- Modern History
- Social and Community Studies.
Details of the prerequisites, topics and likely assessment can be found in the Senior Subject Selection Handbook.pdf.
Humanities Community and Identity Connections
- Australian Geography Competition
- Australian History Competition
- Business Competitions such as Blueshift and Adspace
- Clean Up Australia
- Event Management and Market Day
- India, Indonesia, and Thailand Partnership – virtual classroom
- MacArthur Museum
- Premier’s ANZAC Prize
- QT Mutual Bank Partnership
- QUT Mooting Competition
- RSL Indooroopilly/Sherwood Partnership
- RSL Schools ANZAC project
- SLQ (State Library) Partnership
- UQ Economics Student Connection
- UQ, QUT, Griffith and USQ Partnerships
- Water Management Oxley Catchment.