12 Society and Culture

SACE Stage 2:  20 Credits / 2 Semesters / Global Learnings

SACE Website:  https://www.sace.sa.edu.au/web/society-and-culture/stage-2

Pre-Requisite: An achievement level of ‘C’ or better in Year 11 English and another Global Learning subject is highly recommended. 


Students explore and analyse the interactions of people, societies, cultures and environments. They learn how social, political, historical, environmental, economic and cultural factors affect different societies; and how people function and communicate in and across cultural groups.

The social inquiry approach to learning forms the core of the study of society and culture. Through the study of a topic, students develop skills in various approaches to, and methods of, investigating and analysing contemporary social issues. They become familiar with the limits and potential of these approaches and methods, and with the ethical issues associated with them.

Through their study of society and culture, students develop the ability to influence their own futures, by developing skills, values and understandings that enable effective participation in contemporary society.

Topics may include

Topics covered in Stage 2 Society and Culture include:

  • youth culture
  • contemporary contexts of aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • a Question of Rights: rural and remote inequalities in Australian society and culture
  • people and power
  • human rights

Students are also required to complete one oral and one group task for their Interaction, worth 20% of their grade.



The following assessment types enable students to demonstrate their learning in Stage 2 Society and Culture:

School assessment

  • assessment type 1: folio
  • asessment type 2: interaction

External assessment

  • assessment type 3: investigation

Students undertake:

  • at least three assessments for the folio
  • at least two assessments for the interaction
  • one investigation

Students are assessed against the Stage 2 Society and Culture performance standards:

  • knowledge and understanding
  • investigation and analysis
  • collaboration
  • evaluation and commination

Additional Information

It is important to note this subject involves extended writing, active research and class discussions.

Last updated: 01/07/22