Society and Culture (Stage 2), 20 Credits, TAS, 2 Semesters

Entry Recommendations: Satisfactory completion of Stage 1 Society and Culture or Stage 1 Modern History A or at teacher discretion.

Students explore and analyse the interactions of people, societies, cultures and environments. They learn how social, political, historical, environmental, economic and cultural factors affect different societies; and how people function and communicate in and across cultural groups.

Through their study of Society and Culture, students develop the ability to influence their own futures, by developing skills, values and understandings that enable effective participation in contemporary society.

Students will study 3 topics over the course of the year from the following groups:

Group 1 Topics: Culture

  • Cultural Diversity
  • Youth Culture
  • Work and Leisure
  • The Material World

Group 2 Topics: Contemporary Challenges

  • Social Ethics
  • Contemporary Contexts of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • Technological Revolutions
  • People and the Environment

Group 3 Topics: Global Issues

  • Globalisation
  • A Question of Rights
  • People and Power


Students provide evidence of their learning through seven assessments, including the external assessment component. Students undertake:

Schoolbased Assessment (70%)

  • Assessment Type 1: Folio 50%
  • Assessment Type 2: Interaction 20%

External Assessment (30%)

  • Assessment Type 3: Investigation Exam 30%