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Humanities and Social Sciences Learning Area (HASS)

Studying HASS at Fremantle College helps students understand others through their histories, geographies and cultures. Through our case studies and the teaching of empathy, students foster social justice and equality. HASS involves weighing evidence sceptically and considering more than one side of every question. It builds skills in writing and critical reading and, most importantly, helps develop our students into informed and critical citizens.

The HASS Learning Area staff support students’ growth and passions through many extra-curricular activities. These include the Mock Trials at the Western Australia Supreme Courts, debating in the Fremantle Debating Competition and WA Debating League, as well as numerous competitions throughout the year. We also encourage active student participation during activities such as HASS Week in Term 3.

In Years 7 to 10, students are taught the strands of Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Geography and Modern History discretely. They are also exposed to Career Education that will feed their choices and understanding for Years 11 and 12.

Senior school students are offered both ATAR and General courses such as Geography, Modern History, Aboriginal and Intercultural Studies, and Career and Enterprise.