Stage 2 in 2021

Legal Studies Stage 2

At Stage 2, students explore rights and responsibilities, sources of law and adversarial and inquisitorial dispute resolution processes. They examine how people, governments and institutions shape the law and how law controls, shapes and regulates interactions between people, institutions and government.

Students develop an understanding of the ways in which they can influence democratic processes, the importance of critical and conceptual thinking and the significance of checks and balances in providing lawful mechanisms to control the exercise of power.

Students complete six assessments including the external assessment component:

Combining small classes

Refer to Assessment groups — Stage 2 (Information sheet 1) for information on combining classes to form an assessment group.

For general information about Stage 2 subjects, see Teaching Stage 2.

For workshops, PLATO courses, and Stage 2 assessment panels, see Professional learning.