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Not for ourselves alone

Curriculum 2022

Society and Culture


Subject Name Society and Culture
Year Level 12
Subject Length Full Year
Subject Type Optional
Prerequisite Subjects Successful completion of Year 11 Modern History or Society and Culture is recommended
Staff Contact Kerry Woods


Students explore and analyse the interactions of people, societies, cultures and environments. They learn about the ways in which societies constantly change and are affected by social, political, historical, environmental, economic and cultural factors. They investigate the ways people function in groups and communicate within and across cultural groups. Students develop skills and experience and understanding of how individual and group involvement can influence change, and consider the consequences of a range of possible social actions.  Society and Culture gives students critical insight into the significance of factors such as gender, ethnicity, racism, class, and power structures that affect the lives and identities of individuals and groups.

Topics may include:

  • Culture - Cultural Diversity
  • Contemporary Challenges - Social Ethics
  • Global Issues - A Question of Rights
  • One free-choice Investigation


Folio  50% 

  • ‘Is Australia Day an outdated practice?’: Multimodal presentation - 1000 words or equivalent 
  • Cultural Differences: Report - 1000 words
  • Human Rights Issue: Magazine article/fact sheet/opinion piece - 800 word article, 2xA4 page fact sheet, 500-700 word opinion piece
  • Analysis and Conclusion - Portrayal of women in media: Report - 1500 words  

Interaction  20%

  • Social Ethics Issue - Collaborative research and social action: Group Task - 600 words
  • Human Rights: Panel presentation - 5 minutes  

Externally Assessed Investigation  30%

  • Investigation: free choice negotiated with the teacher - 2000 words

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