Carlingford High School

Developing Responsible and Independent Learners

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History is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10. 

The History Faculty offers a variety of mandatory and elective courses from 7-12

History is a disciplined process of inquiry into the past that develops students’ curiosity and imagination. It promotes the understanding of societies, events, movements and developments that have shaped humanity from earliest times. It helps students appreciate how the world and its people have changed, as well as the significant continuities that exist to the present day.

The process of historical inquiry develops transferable skills such as the ability to ask relevant questions; critically analyse and interpret sources; consider context; respect and explain different perspectives; develop and substantiate interpretations, and communicate effectively.

(ACARA, Australian Curriculum Rationale)

In Year 9 and 10, students can choose to study the Elective History course.

In Year 11 and 12, students can choose from a range of HSIE courses. These include:

  • Ancient History
  • History Extension
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History 
  • Society and Culture 
  • Studies of Religion

The History Faculty offers a range of extra-curricular activities and competitions:

  • Australian History Competition (Year 7-10) 
  • National History Challenge (Year 7-12)
  • Model United Nations Assembly (Y10-12)
  • Mock Trial Competition (Y10-12) 
  • Participation in ANZAC and Remembrance Day Ceremonies (Y7-12)