Faculties - Social Science

The HSIE faculty at Kogarah High Schools offers a wide range of courses across the school curriculum. The faculty promotes student centred and independent learning through group work and individual research in a supportive and caring environment.

Faculty Aims/Objectives:

  • High expectations of 'on task' behaviour and ethos of cooperation, sharing and community
  • Relevance of material taught to real world
  • Active student engagement Building understanding on literacy, numeracy, problem solving and thinking skills which can be applied across all subject areas
  • Encouragement of students to partake in extra-curricular activities including state and national competitions

Faculty Structure:

In years 7 and 8 students remain in the same class for all subjects. In year 7 their HSIE subject is History, in year 8 these subjects are Geography and LOTE. In year 9 students remain in the same class to complete the History and Geography course. They can also elect to study Commerce or LOTE in years 9 and 10. In years 11 and 12 Kogarah High School offers Society and Culture, Economics, Legal Studies, Business Studies, LOTE, Senior Geography, Modern History, Ancient History and Work Studies.

Student Requirements:

  • Pens (blue/ black/ red)
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Ruler
  • Geometry set
  • Diary

Extracurricular Activities:

  • HSC Lecture Days for all our senior subjects
  • Geography Competition
  • History Competition
  • Australian Financial Literacy Assessment Competition
  • Participation in the Australian Stock Exchange Game
  • Excursions to enrich and assist the learning which takes place in the classroom.


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