Drouin Secondary College - Course Selection

11 VCE History (11HHI1)

The Course

Unit 1 looks at society’s response to change during the interwar period (1919-1939). This includes cultural, ideological, technological and social changes. One or more historical contexts (events) will be studied in depth.

Unit 2 looks at some of the major themes and principle events of post-World War II history and the ways in which individuals and communities responded to the political, economic, social and technological developments. One or more historical contexts (events) will be studied in depth

Unit 1 Topics

1918 - 1939

Area of Study 1: Ideology and Conflict

Area of Study 2: Social and Cultural Change

Unit 2 Topics

1945 - 2000

Area of Study 1: Competing Ideologies

Area of Study 2: Challenge and Change

Learning and Assessment Activities

The VCE Study Deisgn for History: Twentieth Century, states assessment tasks over Units 1 and 2 should include the following:

In addition to the above tasks as SACs, students can expect to complete learning activities that involve:

Each Unit has an end of semester written exam.

These units lead to

Studying History leads to an array of occupations (historiography, archaeology, anthropology, criminology, cultural heritage office, foreign affairs and trade, writing, editing, journalism, tourism, research, data analysis, education, human resources, museum curator, among others).

The skills required to be successful in VCE History (analysis of cause and effect, evaluation of sources, communicating ideas through the written word) are invaluable and do not tie down to one field of expertise or occupation.

Special considerations

Before undertaking VCE History, you should have satisfactorily completed a Year 10 History unit and demonstrated sufficient competency in all skill areas, or be prepared to complete catch-up work. 

Costs involved

Possible excursion each semester (approx. $30)

Materials required

Units 1 & 2: One textbook per unit.

For further information see...

Ms Firth, Ms Forbes or Miss Brooker

Study design link

VCAA VCE History Units 1 and 2 Index Page