In Geography, students study human-induced changes to the natural environment, specifically coasts, investigating major challenges to sustainability. They study geographies of human wellbeing, examining the variations and influences of wellbeing globally. In Economics, students learn about Australia’s role in the global economy, including resource allocation and trade. They consider the relationship between economic prosperity and living standards in local, regional and global contexts.

    Unit Topics

    • Environmental change and management
    • Geographies of human wellbeing
    • Australia’s role in the global economy
    • Quality of life and the economy

    Skill Development

    Students refine and develop skills in data presentation and interpretation. They create and interpret visual data such as maps, graphs and photographs and research case study examples of geographic phenomena. They conduct local scale field work and produce reports to present their findings.

    Possible Assessment Tasks

    • Case Study reports
    • Tests
    • Multi-media presentations
    • Fieldwork reports


    Local field work excursions

    Career Options

    These include environmental management and conservation, wildlife management and nature tourism; town and urban planning; climatology and physical sciences.

    Year 10