Individuals and Societies

Full Year

Individuals and Societies is a Humanities subject that combines History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Economics and Business.

In Year 7 Students will engage in the following topics:

History: Students will history from the time of the earliest human communities to the end of the ancient period, approximately 60 000 BC (BCE) – c.650 AD (CE). They will explore the ways we investigate the ancient past, Ancient Egypt, 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 but local action.

Civics and Citizenship: This course will explore how 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 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 International Baccalaureate Assessment Criteria and will complete Source and Data Analyses, Investigative reports, Immersive Assignments, Imaginative and Analytical Essays, Visual and Oral Presentations.