Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)


The Year 9 and 10 History Australian Curriculum is organised into two interrelated strands: Historical Knowledge and Understanding and Historical Skills.

These strands include personal, family, local, state, national, regional and world history. There is an emphasis on Australian history in its world history context at Foundation to Year 10.

The Australian Curriculum in Civics and Citizenship is also incorporated into History.

In SACE Stage 1 and 2 History students study societies, events, movements and developments that have shaped world history from the time of the earliest human communities to the present day.



The Year 9 and 10 Geography Australian Curriculum is organised into two interrelated strands: Geographical Knowledge and Understanding and Geographical Inquiry and Skills. These strands include a study of environmental and human aspects of Geography at local, regional, national, and global scales.

These strands involve students developing the ability to see the relationships between geographical concepts (place, space, environment, interconnection, sustainability, scale and change), to construct explanatory frameworks to illustrate relationships.

The Australian Curriculum in Economics and Business is also incorporated into Geography.

In SACE Stage 1 and 2 Geography students use a process of inquiry by which they learn new geographical knowledge and deepen their understanding. This is developed through investigations that involve observations or questions, the collection and interpretation of information to develop conclusions. There is an emphasis on the techniques that geographers use in the field and in the classroom.