Students in twenty-first century are able to access information at a faster pace than ever before. The imagery we all see on the nightly news and on our social media feeds are more graphic and more thought provoking than ever before. Events that transpire on the other side of the world are immediately thrust to the forefront of our consciousness, due to the speed with which information travels. All of this means that the study of Humanities has become increasingly relevant in the modern, global world.
At Dromana College our Humanities program is a reflection of this belief. Humanities can be described as the study of Human Culture and of the Human Experience. We are passionate about Dromana College students understanding their place in the world, the role of business, government and individuals, the complexities of the modern world and the histories that continue to influence modern events, conflicts, beliefs and attitudes.
At Year 7 and 8 Humanities is a core subject where all areas of the AusVELS are covered as part of the Humanities core curriculum. In Year 9 students are given more choice over the Humanities subjects they elect. Students must take a minimum of three Humanities subjects, but may elect to take as many as seven. This is in line with the philosophy of Dromana College’s Year 9 program that focusses on individual choice over pathways, in order to provide a more engaging and challenging experience for all Humanities students. The Year 9 Humanities offerings are also designed to maximise the advantages provided with the 1:1 iPad program that runs across Year 9, by making use of the iPads to disseminate information to students, to provide students with avenues to undertake research and to organise ideas and create.
Area of Study
VCE / VCAL
Civics and Citizenship
Australian Government in Action
Global Politics (Ideology)
VCE Legal Studies
You & the Law
Economy and Society
Introduction to the Economy
Cost of Living
Money – What’s Rich
Business and Economics
VCE Business Management
VET Business Administration
Local Point Nepean Project
Disasters and the impact on Humans
Why Location Matters?
VCE Outdoor Education
VCE Environmental Science
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
History of Immigration
VCE Australian History (1900-Present)
Note: VCE Outdoor Education and VCE Environmental Science are not offered through the Humanities Domain
Within the Senior School Humanities offers three VCE Subjects (Business Management, History and Legal Studies) and one VET Subject (Business Administration). At the senior level the focus of Humanities is on equipping students with the skills to thrive in the workforce and in tertiary education. To do this students are supported to think beyond simply memorising dates and outlining theories and other people’s ideas, but to focus on developing their higher-order skills. That is working with students to develop their ability to justify opinions, critically analyse and evaluate ideas and to compare and contrast different theories and perspectives.
At the end of their schooling at Dromana College the vision of the Humanities Domain is that students have:
Should you have any queries about the Humanities Curriculum at Dromana College please do not hesitate to contact Mr Chad Ambrose Head of Humanities.