This faculty has two distinct streams of subjects, Business and Humanities (Social Science).
Both streams include Year 10 and Senior (Years 11 and 12) subjects. The Faculty provides a seamless progression of learning across the final three years of students’ schooling. Our Year 10 subjects have been designed to dovetail with Authority Senior subjects and to introduce students to the academic expectations of Years 11 and 12.
The Humanities stream also offers Year 7-9 History and Geography. In the Middle School, Years 7-9 Humanities facilitates the development of knowledge, skills, attitude and values which enable them to participate as active and informed citizens in a democratic society within a global community. Students will study one semester of History and Geography. Civics will be embedded into the units of work investigated in both History and Geography.
Studying Business and Humanities subjects at Townsville Grammar School provides students with wonderful opportunities to experience subjects which have a genuine connectedness with the ‘real world’ through excursions, guest speakers and practical activities. For example; students who study Senior Legal Studies and Year 10 Business Studies visit the law courts, Year 10 Business Studies and Senior Economics students participate virtually in the share market through the ASX Share Market Game, Senior Accounting students enjoy visits from guest speakers and attend an annual conferences at the James Cook University, Geography students participate in excursions to gather information in the field, while History students visit local museums and are visited by guest speakers.
Our unique structuring of Senior subjects allows students three years, rather than the typical two, to fully develop specific skills and knowledge. In our pursuit of best practice for our students we strongly believe that our approach to skills and knowledge acquisition enables our students to fully realise the School’s motto: Bonus Intra Melior Exi – Come in Good and Go out Better.