NBSC Manly Campus

The selective campus of Northern Beaches Secondary College

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Stages 4 & 5

Year 7 History (pdf 210 KB) students study the theory that people moved out of Africa around 60 000 years ago and migrated to other parts of the world, including Australia. They examine the evidence for the emergence and establishment of ancient societies, and the key features of these societies (farming, trade, social classes, religion, rule of law).

Year 8 History (pdf 96 KB) topics range from The Ancient to the Modern World, The Western and Islamic World, The Asia-Pacific World and Expanding Contacts. 

Year 9 History (pdf 85 KB) students tackle the issues of Making a Better World and Australians at War.

Historical Mysteries (pdf 96 KB)

Students may elect to take the 100 hour Historical Mysteries, Conspiracies and Scandals option.

Year 9 & 10 Elective History (pdf 89 KB) is a 200 hour course for students who wish to pursue study of Elective History in Years 9 and 10. The ideal course for those with an interest in History, it covers a wide range of topics that are not studied in Mandatory History and teaches skills that will be useful in Senior History.

Year 10 History (pdf 89 KB) students study Rights and Freedoms and the Vietnam War era 

Years 7-10 Geography (pdf 120 KB)  students develop an understanding of the world around them.

  • In Stage 4 they investigate global environments, how these are changing and what impact they can have to influence the world.
  • In Stage 5 they invesitgate how Australia is changing, the major issues to be dealt with and the links Australia has in regional and global contexts. 

Years 9 & 10 Commerce (pdf 91 KB) students  have the opportunity to study a variety of commercial concepts. This is done to improve:

  • decision making as consumers
  • management of personal finance
  • understanding of Australian legal and political systems
  • awareness of major employment issues
  • business management strategies 

Year 9 International Studies (pdf 90 KB) students will develop an awareness of international issues including:

  • Cultural differences across the globe
  • International relationships and conflicts
  • Various economic and political systems









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