Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) – (COMPULSORY)




Duration of Course

Whole Year


Course Overview

All Year 10 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.

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.



Compulsory HASS develops skills and knowledge useful in all Humanities subjects. Students who achieve well in this subject may choose to continue with Stage 1 History, Geography or Business Studies