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Modern history

Level: 12 Stage 2
School code: 12MHG
Year level requirements: Non compulsory
SACE code: 2MOH20
SACE credits: 20


C or better in any Year 11 Humanities Subject or by negotiation with the Humanities Coordinator.

It is advantageous to have achieved a B or better in Stage 1 English. Stage 1 History is not required, but an enjoyment of reading is highly desirable.

Subject descriptor:

Modern History is a full year course. Students in studying this course will learn how important events in time have shaped the world right up to the present day. They will develop the skills of historical enquiry through comparative and indepth responses. Students will investigate why people made decisions and the consequences of their decisions.



  • Age of Catastrophe: Depression, Dictators (Hitler), World War II 1929-49)
  • Special Study of students own choice


Assessments Percent
Folio - Comprised of 6-8 summative assignments and Individual Study 70%
Final Exam 30%

Special requirements:

  • Ring Binder
  • Plastic pockets
  • Loose Leaf Paper (no exercise books)

Further information

Modern History provides students with a wide range of research, communication and analytical skills useful for a wide range of employment areas as well as further studies at University in Arts & Law.

History is a language rich subject and students must be prepared to engage in significant amounts of reading and writing.