Stage 1

Modern History

Assumed Knowledge



A level 4 or better in Year 10 Humanities or English

Focus Capabilities

Communication, Citizenship, Personal Development, Work, Learning.

Related Subject
Subject Description

Modern History examines changes that have occurred globally since 1750. This subject provides the opportunity to examine developments of significance that, whether short or long term, had a consequence on society or in fact individuals. Students are provided the opportunity to challenge how political structures, social organisation, and economic models have played a role in shaping our history. Issues such as freedom, globalisation, conflict and environmental impacts, along with creative works, such as art and music are analysed. Students interpret historical texts and analyse historical questions.


  • Imperialism

  • Decolonisation

  • Indigenous Peoples

  • Social Movements

  • Revolution​​

Course Fees


Additional Costs

An excursion: approximately $10.00.

Assessment Type 1:

Historical Skills: Argumentative essay, source analysis, report, oral presentation. Interpret understanding of historical events. (Maximum 800 words each, written or Oral Presentation, maximum 5 minutes each). Exam.

Assessment Type 2:

Historical Study: Analyse, interpret and explore a historical event, person or group (Maximum 1000 words written or Oral Presentation, maximum 6 minutes).

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