Modern History


In this subject students research and review sources within a framework of inquiry and critical analysis, and make sense of a complex and rapidly changing world by connecting past and present.

Course Details

  • ATAR: Yes
  • NTCET Points: 
  • Cost: No

About the Subject

In the study of Modern History at Stage 2, students investigate the growth of modern nations at a time of rapid global change since 1750. They engage in a study of one nation, and of interactions between or among nations.


Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

School-based AssessmentWeighting
External Assessment 

Assessment Type 1: Historical Skills (50%): This consists of five assessment tasks, consisting of a broad range of assessments such as essays, sources analysis, reports and multimodal presentations.

Assessment Type 2: Historical Study (20%): This assessment task consists of a 2000-word essay or equivalent multimodal presentation on a topic the student has selected themselves regarding an aspect of modern history since 1750.

External Assessment

Students complete a 130-minute external examination (30%) that is divided into two sections:

  • Section 1: Essay
  • Section 2: Sources analysis

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