The Year 8 Humanities and Social Sciences programme is divided into four units of study: History, Geography, Economics, and Democracy & Law. In the History unit, students explore medieval Europe, examining how society was shaped by both internal and external factors including the fall of the Roman Empire, the rise of the feudal system, the Crusades and the Black Death. The second History unit examines the evolution of governance and law, including The Code of Ur-Nammu, the Magna Carta and the Australian legal system today. Students also investigate how participating in the system of democracy can promote equity and fairness, enacting change in society. The Geography unit focuses on understanding how dynamic natural and cultural forces transform our world, specifically in relation to coastal landscapes and landforms. The second Geography unit explores the concept of liveability, Australian and global migration, and the concept of change.