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Legal Studies Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 4.0
For teaching in Australian and SACE International schools from January 2023 to December 2023.
For teaching in SACE International schools only from May/June 2023 to March 2024 and from May/June 2024 to March 2025. Accredited in June 2020 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2021.
Accredited in June 2020 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2021. 

Stage 2 | Subject outline | Capabilities | Literacy


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

  • identifying, critiquing, and critically extracting information from a range of sources including online, written, oral, data, and visual
  • articulating and communicating ideas and proposing solutions using supporting materials and evidence
  • analysing, justifying, and presenting reasoned arguments
  • drawing conclusions and defending positions
  • decoding the language of law
  • cultivating and using specialised and appropriate legal terminology and discourse
  • using a variety of language conventions
  • enhancing legal research skills and sourcing authoritative materials
  • analysing different perspectives to consider context, relevance, purpose, bias, accuracy, and reliability
  • using a variety of skills and language conventions to demonstrate thinking, knowledge, and understanding
  • presenting material in a range of formats and text types including ICTs
  • appropriately acknowledging sources.