Humanities and Social Sciences

YEAR 7 History / Geography / Civics and Citizenship


Society and Environment provide students with an introduction to the four key learning areas – History, Geography, Societies and Cultures and Social Systems. Skills taught include source analysis, report writing, research and mapping. Indigenous Studies will form part of this subject, focusing on an understanding of the Australian Indigenous culture.


Course overview:

All Year 9 students are required to complete this new Australian Curriculum Subject. In the Australian Curriculum, the Humanities and Social Sciences learning area includes a study of history, geography, civics and citizenship and economics and business.  In Years 7 – 10, the curriculum is organised by subject.

The humanities and social sciences are the study of human behaviour and interaction in social, cultural, environmental, economic and political contexts. The humanities and social sciences have a historical and contemporary focus, from personal to global contexts, and consider challenges for the future.

Assessment: Assignments, Practicals and Tests based on the Australian Curriculum and end of semester exams and casual testing.