NBSC Cromer Campus

The co-educational comprehensive campus of the Northern Beaches Secondary College

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Human society and its environment


Human Society and its Environment (HSIE), is the study of both History and Geography, and are both compulsory subjects through to the end of Stage 5.

Additionally, students in Year 8 can choose the School-developed Elective MAC (Mysteries and Conspiracies), while in Stage 5 students can add Commerce, Elective Geography and Elective History to their timetable.  All HSIE subjects have a high standard of student expectation, with a focus on developing higher-order-thinking, real world understanding’s and the extension of writing skills.

Entering Stage 6, Cromer Campus students are able to extend their interests through a number of HSC (ATAR) subjects, including;

  •  Aboriginal Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History Extension
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • Society and Culture
  • Studies of Religion

HSIE Incursions and excursions are extremely popular with all our students, with each year groups having a number of options to participate in.

·         Canberra (overnight)

·         Dubbo/ Wellington Caves/ Dubbo Gaol (overnight)

·         Parramatta Courts

·         Cockatoo Island

·         Jewish Museum

·         Coffee Factory Tour

·         Lakemba Mosque

·         IKEA

·         Sydney University’s Nicolson Museum

·         Multi-Cultural Day

·         Ancient Weapons Show

·         War Memorial artefacts experience

·         Cromer Campus archaeological dig site “Big Dig” experience