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Social Science

 

At Bentley Park College the Social Science subjects are highly valued. Students in Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 undertake specific History and Geography units. Students in Year 10 are given the option of choosing to specialise in either History or Geography. Students in Year 11 and Year 12 are given a number of subjects to choose between primarily:

 

Social Science in Senior Secondary

Authority subjects (OP eligible subjects):

Modern History

Modern History at Bentley Park College allows students to study historiography (the manner in which history is created, recorded and manipulated by different parties), the key events/personalities who have shaped the world since the Industrial Revolution and the factors that exist in our current social, political and economic climate.

The study of the past and elements of the present allows students to expand their knowledge of human experience and to become more effective and committed participants in their society. Students develop useful resources for analysing the world around them through historical investigation, analytical thinking, problem-solving techniques and the critical understanding of values.

Ancient History

Ancient History at Bentley Park College allows students to study archaeological methods, ancient civilisations of Western Asia and Egypt, Greece, Rome, Ancient China and Medieval Europe.

The study of past societies allows students to expand their knowledge of human experience and to become more effective and committed participants in their society. Students develop useful resources for analysing the world around them through historical investigation, analytical thinking, problem-solving techniques and the critical understanding of values.

Geography

Geography at Bentley Park College is viewed as a valuable medium for the education of young people about, in and for the society and environment in which they live. Its contribution lies in the content, cognitive processes, skills and values that it promotes, thereby helping students better explore, understand and evaluate the social and environmental dimensions of the world.

As a study of space, places, environment relationships and patterns of human use of the Earth, Geography promotes in students an awareness and appreciation of issues, places, associations and problems that stem from the relationships and interactions between people and their environment. It also provides training in the study of a wide range of skills, concepts and attitudes essential to making rational and balanced judgements.

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies

 At Bentley Park College Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies allows students to explore the rich culture, knowledge, contributions and contemporary lives of Indigenous peoples, in both pre- and post-colonial Australia. This subject is open to all students regardless of cultural background.

The study of the past and elements of the present allows students to expand their knowledge of human experience and to become more effective, empathetic and committed participants in their society. Students develop useful resources for analysing the world around them through historical investigation, analytical thinking, problem-solving techniques and the critical understanding of values.

Authority-registered subject (Non-OP eligible subjects):

Tourism

Tourism at Bentley Park College allows students to develop knowledge and skills which are relevant and relate to the tourism industry.

The study area specification in Tourism is designed to provide students with an understanding of the role of the tourism industry, its structure and scope and the operation of related activities. It also provides students with a range of personal and interpersonal skills that have a general application in students’ personal and work life, as well as with the specific knowledge and skills related to further training and possible employment with the tourism industry, local, national and international.

This course is designed to reflect the knowledge base that would be desirable for someone seeking work or a career in the tourism industry, who might perform a variety of administrative and sales/guiding duties. Many of the skills developed complement the requirements for sales and/or clerical positions in retail, tourism information, entertainment and travel sectors.