Society and Culture

SACE Credits: 20

Teacher: Amber Clark

Want to learn from experts in their fields, explore and analyse the interactions of people, cultures and environments in contemporary society? Then you might consider studying Society and Culture.


You will learn about the ways in which societies constantly change and are affected by social, political, historical, environmental, economic, and cultural factors. We will investigate the ways in which people function in groups and communicate within and across cultural groups. As a class, we will develop the skills and experience to understand how individual and group involvement can influence change, and to consider the consequences of a range of possible social actions.  Society and Culture gives us 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. You will learn to challenge your own thinking and develop skills in presenting opinions supported by evidence.


There is no exam for this subject, however, you will submit a 2000 word Investigation in Term Three. The subject involves some reading and a lot of class discussions on the issues facing society today – both in Australia and globally. The topics covered are Youth Culture, Human Rights and Social Ethics.


School Assessment (70%)

  • Assessment Type 1: Report, A Round Table Discussion, A Source Analysis and an Essay
  • Assessment Type 2: Group Activity and an Oral Presentation


External Assessment (30%)

  • Assessment Type 3: Investigation (30%)


Society and Culture is an excellent pathway subject to university subjects such as Humanities and Social Sciences. The broad skills gained from this topic will ensure you are an informed citizen, which is crucial in today’s fast changing society.