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Humanities and Social Sciences

Year 6

Above satisfactory

HASS - Above satisfactory - Year 6

Portfolio summary

This portfolio of student work shows that the student can explain the significance of an event/development, an individual and/or group (WS5, WS6, WS7, WS11). The student describes and explains continuities and changes for different groups in the past and present (WS1, WS7, WS10, WS11). The student explains the causes and effects of change on society (WS3, WS5, WS7, WS9). The student compares the experiences of different people in the past (WS1, WS5, WS6, WS9). The student describes, compares and explains the diverse characteristics of different places in different locations from local to global scales (WS3, WS4). The student explains how people, places, communities and environments are diverse and globally interconnected (WS3, WS4, WS9) and describes the effects of these interconnections over time (WS3, WS9). The student explains in detail the importance of people, institutions and processes to Australia’s democracy and legal system (WS5, WS7, WS8, WS11, WS12). The student explains the rights and responsibilities of Australian citizens and the obligations they may have as global citizens (WS9, WS11). The student describes why choices about the allocation of resources involve trade-offs (WS2, WS12). The student explains why it is important to be informed when making consumer and financial decisions (WS12). The student recognises the purpose of business and describes the different ways that businesses choose to provide goods and services (WS2). The student explains different views on how to respond to an issue or challenge (WS2, WS7).

The student develops a range of appropriate questions to frame an investigation (WS3, WS9). The student collects and analyses useful data and information from primary and secondary sources (WS3, WS6, WS7, WS8, WS9). The student examines sources to determine their origin and purpose and to identify different perspectives in the past and present (WS5, WS7, WS11). The student interprets data to identify, describe and compare distributions, patterns and trends, and to describe relationships (WS2, WS3, WS4), and evaluates evidence to draw conclusions (WS10, WS11). The student sequences information about events, the lives of individuals and selected phenomena in chronological order and represents time by creating timelines (WS10, WS11). The student organises and represents data in a range of formats, including large- and small-scale maps, using appropriate conventions (WS2, WS3). The student collaboratively generates alternative responses to an issue (WS2, WS12), uses criteria to make decisions (WS2) and describes the advantages and disadvantages of preferring one decision over others (WS2). The student reflects on learning to propose action in response to an issue or challenge (WS2, WS12) and explains the probable effects of the proposal (WS2, WS12). The student presents ideas, findings, viewpoints and conclusions in a range of communication forms that incorporate source materials, mapping, graphing, communication conventions and discipline-specific terms (WS2, WS3, WS5, WS6, WS8, WS9, WS10, WS11, WS12).

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