Key Concepts and Skills

The Humanities and Social Sciences key concepts are drawn from the knowledge and understanding in the syllabus for each year. Teachers are required to explicitly interrelate the knowledge and understanding with the key concepts and the skills when planning for teaching, learning and assessment.

In each year the focus of the key concepts can be identified using the Achievement Standard which either states the concept explicitly or it is implied by the knowledge and understanding. The Humanities and Social Sciences skills are common to all four subjects and need to be explicitly taught and assessed, and are identified in the Achievement Standard for each year.