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The HSIE Faculty at Leumeah High School offers a wide range of subjects that can be studied by students. These include:


Stage 4 & 5 (Junior)

Stage 6 (Senior)


  • History (Mandatory)
  • Geography (Mandatory)
  • Elective History
  • Elective Geography
  • International Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Modern History
  • Business Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Society and Culture


HSIE Students Work 


The HSIE Faculty is a diverse faculty with a wide range of expertise. The study of HSIE subjects allows students to study aspects of the world and humanity.

In Year 7 – 9 subjects are semesterised and students study both History and Geography.

In Year 10 students study both History and Geography for the entire year.




The following table shows a summary of the topic areas for 2017:







  • Introduction – What is Geography?
  • Landscapes and Landforms
  • Natural Hazards
  • Water in the World
  • Investigating the Ancient Past (including What is History? And Early humans)
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Greece




  • The Changing Nature of the World
  • Global Inequalities
  • Global Organisations
  • Global Issues
  • The Vikings
  • Medieval Europe
  • The Spanish Conquests
  • The Polynesian Expansion




  • Food Production
  • Migration and Australia's Population
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • The Movement of Peoples (Slaves, Convicts, Free Settlers)
  • World War I and World War II




  • The Place of Australia in the World
  • Australia's Regional and Global Links
  • Future Challenges for Australia
  • Waste Management
  • Air Quality
  • Overview of the Modern World
  • The Vietnam War
  • Civil Rights Movement in the USA
  • Civil Rights Movement in Australia (Aboriginals)


In HSIE subjects students learn about the past, the present and how people's cultural, social, and physical environments combine to create the world they live in. Students are encouraged to think critically and to ask questions. Students develop research, literacy and analytical skills which will help them to become informed citizens.

Students doing HSIE work