We acknowledge the Yawuru people,
the traditional owners and
custodians of the land on which
we work and learn together.

Broome SHS


Humanities and Social Sciences

Humanities and Social Sciences help students become critical thinkers by encouraging them to develop understanding through processes of social inquiry and philosophical analysis. Students will develop an understanding of how individuals and groups live together and interact with their environment. They develop a respect for cultural heritage and a commitment to social justice, the democratic process and ecological sustainability. Through the middle years, students are encouraged to constructively critique various perspectives from past and present contexts and how they shape our decisions in the future. They will build their skills in investigation, communicating and participating in their learning. They will be further exposed to those valuable lessons that you impart to them at home, that is, their culture, values and citizenship responsibilities, reinforced by formal learning of how these values operate in our society.

  Geography History Economics Civics & Citizenship
Year 7 Liveability of Places Ancient Roman Empire Producing and Consuming in an economy Designing our political and legal system in Australia
Year 8 Landforms & Landscapes Medieval Europe Participation & Influences in the Marketplace Democracy and law in action
Year 9 Biomes & Food Security Australia in World War One Australia and the Global economy Our democratic rights


There are three courses to choose from in the Humanities and Social Science (HaSS) learning area at Broome Senior High School. In Year 11 and 12 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) courses in Modern History, Geography and Politics & Law will be offered. It is recommended that students seeking to enter ATAR courses would have achieved a C grade or above in the Academic Rigour Classes (ARC)/ARC Transition Program in Year 10. Students studying these ATAR subjects should note the large homework component and high literacy level required for successful performance in this discipline.

For more information about Humanities and Social Sciences courses
please see the Head of Learning Area ‚Äď HaSS, Ms Kate Murrihy.