Humanities & Social Sciences

The HASS curriculum focusses on History and Geography and is organised into two interrelated strands: knowledge and understanding including inquiry and skills. History is made up of the strands knowledge and understanding, which focuses on developing personal, family, local, state and national historical knowledge, to having an awareness of regional and world history by Year 10. The Historical inquiry and skills strand promotes:

  • Chronology
  • Terms and concepts
  • historical questions and research;
  • The analysis and use of sources; perspectives and interpretations
  • Explanation and communication 
  • Use of evidence for historical interpretation.

Students studying Geography build on their understanding of:

  • Place
  • Space
  • Environment
  • Interconnection
  • Sustainability
  • Scale
  • Change.

The Geographical inquiry and skills strand involves individual or group investigations that start with geographical questions and proceed through the collection and evaluation of data, analysis and interpretation of a range of information types, to the development of conclusions and proposals for actions