Business, Enterprise & Humanities​


Through a historical and contemporary focus, students study human behaviour and interaction in social, cultural, environmental, economic and political contexts with local and global examples and consider future challenges.

The study of individuals and societies helps students to critically appreciate the diversity of human culture, attitudes and beliefs, and also helps students to develop their identities as individuals and as responsible members of local and global communities.

Students collect, describe and analyse data; test hypotheses; and learn how to interpret increasingly complex information, including original source material.

Through a variety of opportunities, (eg, field trips, excursions, projects etc.), students are challenged into understanding how these subjects interrelate in society.

Inquiry skills are fostered to encourage students to question, think critically, solve problems, communicate effectively, make decisions and adapt to change.

In Years 8 and 9, students undertake a full year of Humanities in which they cover a variety of topics from history, civics & citizenship, economics and geography. Whilst in Year 10, students complete a full semester of History, and have the option to study a second semester in Geography, Business & Entrepreneurship or Philosophy (Stage 1).

At Stage 1 and 2, students are able to choose from a wide range of humanities subjects, such as Modern History, Geography, Legal Studies, Business Innovation, Business & Enterprise, Economics, Accounting, Philosophy, Journalism & Workplace Practices.

Through the Business Enterprise curriculum, students are encouraged to be enterprising and to engage in interaction with business and the community.


​Many social and ethical issues arise from studies in this area. In considering these issues, students have opportunities to develop an understanding of the complex interactions of interest groups, and an awareness of the needs, interdependence and power relationships of individuals and groups in society. Studies in this area of the curriculum will prepare students to be active and aware in changing social, business and global environments. It will also prepare students for their future roles as citizens, workers, employers, entrepreneurs and consumers.

Outcomes for students
  • Development of personal, social, enterprise and literacy skills necessary in a business context.

  • Demonstration of an understanding of business structures and of business in a global environment.

  • Understanding of the processes required to maintain financial information in order to report the results of business activity.​:

  • Demonstration of the ability to research and communicate economic information using oral, aural, visual, written, statistical and graphical modes.

  • Understanding of the marketing strategies used in small business and an application of them in running a small business enterprise.

  • Demonstration of the ability to identify, evaluate and communicate financial information and decisions in a small business enterprise. 

Learning Area Map

For more information about any subject listed in this learning area, please contact the coordinator (Ms Marima Ganibegovic) with your query via the Norwood Morialta High School Website. If you are a student of the school, please use the Daymap messaging system to make contact.