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Legal Studies Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024.
Accredited in June 2020 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2021. 

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Capabilities | Literacy


In this subject, students extend and apply their literacy capability by, for example:

  • cultivating specialised and appropriate language, terminology, and discourse
  • analysing, justifying, and presenting reasoned arguments
  • developing skills to clearly articulate and communicate ideas, and propose solutions using supporting evidence
  • formulating and defending positions
  • using a variety of language conventions
  • identifying and critiquing written, oral, data, and visual sources and online materials
  • cultivating legal research skills and sourcing authoritative materials
  • analysing different perspectives to consider context, relevance, purpose, bias, accuracy, and reliability
  • critically extracting information from a range of sources and drawing appropriate conclusions
  • referencing and acknowledging of sources
  • presenting material in a range of formats and text types
  • using a variety of literacy skills to demonstrate thinking, knowledge, and understanding.