In human society and its environment (HSIE), both subjects of history and geography are mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.
In Year 11 and 12, students can choose from a range of HSIE courses. These include:
Society and Culture
The HSIE faculty at Maitland High School offers students the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects to cater to many interests and abilities. Following is a list of courses offered within the HSIE Faculty, including the Stage 6 courses of Ancient History, Business Studies, Geography, Legal Studies, Modern History, Society and Culture, Retail Services VET and Skills for Work and Training. Stage 4 and 5 courses include Geography (mandatory), History (mandatory) Crimes and Catastrophes (elective), Commerce (elective), Elective History (elective).
The HSIE team comprises a dynamic and enthusiastic group of teachers who are always seeking ways to enrich the learning experiences of our students. Whilst the teachers have as their focus academic excellence, we also provide opportunities for students to participate in extra-curricular activities that build interest in their subjects. These include excursions and site studies as well as encouraging students to participate in external competitions.