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Brisbane Water Secondary College - Woy Woy Campus

Brisbane Water Secondary College - Woy Woy Campus

Respect - Commitment - Relationships

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Aboriginal Studies

COURSE     ABORIGINAL STUDIES                   


ATAR Status:  Yes  

Category: A - 2 Units                    

HSC Exam: Yes


The Preliminary course focuses on Aboriginal Peoples' relationship to the Land, Aboriginal heritage and identity, and an historical examination of colonialism, racism and prejudice from pre-contact times to the 1960s. The course also includes the development of skills in culturally appropriate research and inquiry methods. It involves case studies of the local Darkinjung community and an International community.

The HSC course provides for in-depth study of legislation, policy, judicial processes and current events from the 1960s. During the course, students undertake consultation with Aboriginal communities and study the course through the experiences of national and international Indigenous communities. Students apply research and inquiry methods through the completion of a major project with comprises 40% of the HSC internal mark.

Communication with Aboriginal community members is mandatory for this course.