Full Year

Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) is a subject that combines History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Economics and Business. Each of these subjects is taught throughout the year within their own distinct units.

In Year 7 Students will engage in the following topics:

History: Students will study history from the time of the earliest human communities to the end of the ancient period, approximately 60 000 BCE – c.650 CE. They will explore the ways we investigate the ancient past, Ancient Egypt as well as touching on Ancient China and Ancient Aboriginal Culture.

Geography: The course adopts an inquiry-based approach to the importance of Water and the place it has in our world as well as the concepts of Place and Liveability. A strong emphasis will be placed on global thinking with local action.

Civics and Citizenship: This course will explore the diversity of Australia, the role of The Constitution and the ways that we safeguard the rights and responsibilities of our people. A strong focus will be placed on action and active engagement in being part of a community.

Economics and Business: This unit will have students explore the concept and value of work, how we can be entrepreneurs and the relationship between customer and producers. A strong focus will be put on practical application of these concepts.


Students will be assessed according to the distinct Achievement Standard for each of the subjects represented in the Australian HAAS Curriculum:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • and Economics and Business.