Society & Culture 2 Unit

ATAR Course


The Society & Culture course in Stage 6 focuses on the interaction of persons, societies, cultures, environments and time. This course has relevance to the immediate needs of students and to their future lives. It enables students to achieve social and cultural literacy and develop an understanding of themselves, their own society and culture, and the societies and cultures of others.

For Whom is the Course Intended?

This course is intended for students who wish to study and investigate their own social world and that of others. Skills in seeking information and writing up results will be taught and developed. The course is an excellent preparation for tertiary studies in the Humanities, especially Sociology and Psychology. The Course involves a Major Research Project, completed in Year 12.

Students will need to have good writing skills and be prepared to further develop all of their communication skills. Students who are considering English Studies will probably struggle with the literacy demands of the course.


There are NO pre-requisites for this course.


Students are assessed internally via research tasks and examination.

The HSC Examination accounts for 60% of the student’s marks and is of two hours’ duration.

The Personal Interest Project which is marked externally is worth 40% of the HSC mark.


Subject costs are included in the College Resource Fee.