Subject information

What's new in 2017

Redeveloped Stage 1 Geography will be taught for the first time in 2017.

Students develop an understanding of the spatial interrelationships between people, places, and environments. They appreciate the complexity of our world, the diversity of its environments, and the challenges and associated opportunities facing Australia and the world.

Geography develops an appreciation of the importance of place in explanations of economic, social, and environmental phenomena and processes.

Geography provides a systematic, integrative way of exploring, analysing, and applying the concepts of place, space, environment, interconnection, sustainability, scale, and change. Students identify patterns and trends, and explore and analyse geographical relationships and interdependencies. They use this knowledge to promote a more sustainable way of life and an awareness of social and spatial inequalities.


Stage 1 subject code 2017: 1GHY10 or 1GHY20

Credits: 10 or 20

Stage 2 subject code 2017: 2GPY20

Credits: 20

Stage 1 Subject Outline 2017 [DOC 141KB]

Stage 2 Subject Outline 2017 [DOC 141KB]

Stage 2 Subject Outline 2018 [DOC 192KB]

Subject change in 2018

2017 is the last year of teaching the current Stage 2 Geography.

Changes to moderation sample selection

From 2017, the SACE Board will no longer select Stage 2 moderation samples for school assessed materials. Teachers will select the moderation sample.

Read more about moderation sample selection, including FAQs and an instructional video.

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Fiona Greig
SACE Officer – Curriculum and Assessment
+61 8 8372 7552