The Society and Environment courses at Safety Bay Senior High School are year long courses designed for students to acquire the knowledge, skills and values to become active citizens in our society. The teaching learning program is designed to engage students’ interest while providing them with opportunities to learn how to investigate, understand and communicate how individuals and groups live together and interact with their environment.
Society and Environment encourages students to develop understanding through the processes of inquiry, appraisal, analysis and the skills to constructively critique perspectives from past and present contexts.
The Society and Environment course addresses seven outcomes: Investigation, communication and participation; Time, continuity and change; Place and space; Culture; Resources; Natural and social systems; and Active citizenship.
The Year 10 course is designed to prepare students for their place in the world and to expose students to the skills required for the study of Society and Environment subjects in senior school. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the breadth of skills and knowledge required to succeed in History, Political and Legal Studies and Geography in Years 11 and 12. These skills include essay writing, source analysis, critical thinking, evaluation and assessment, analytical, reading and problem solving skills.