Year 7 Humanities and Social Sciences


Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) are the study of human behaviour and interaction in social, cultural and environmental contexts. HASS has a historical and contemporary focus, from personal to global contexts and consider challenges for the future.

In the Australian Curriculum, the HASS learning area comprises two subjects: History and Geography.

The HASS subjects provide a broad understanding of the world in which we live, and how people can participate as active and informed citizens with high-level skills needed for the 21st century.


Unit 1 : Geography

Water in the world

Unit 2 : Geography

Unit 2: Place and liveability

Unit 3: History

1: Investigating the ancient past

2: The Ancient World: Ancient Rome

Unit 4: History

1: The Ancient World: Ancient China


Each unit will undertake the following types of assessments

Skills tests
Research / Depth studies
Minor in-class work


The achievement for the unit will be reported as a College A - E grade. In addition, the student's approach to class work and behaviour will be reported via the usual key performance indicators.

Student Expectations - Homework

Students will be expected to complete some homework each week. This time should be spent consolidating material covered in class as well as any assigned tasks.