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Politics, Power and People Stage 1
Subject outline

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

Stage 1 | Subject outline | assessment-design-criteria

Assessment design criteria

The assessment design criteria are based on the learning requirements and are used by teachers to:

  • clarify for the student what they need to learn
  • design opportunities for students to provide evidence of their learning at the highest possible level of achievement.

The assessment design criteria consist of specific features that:

  • students should demonstrate in their learning
  • teachers look for as evidence that students have met the learning requirements.

For this subject, the assessment design criteria are:

  • critical and creative thinking
  • communication and collaboration
  • understanding and ethical reasoning
  • research and analysis.

The specific features of these criteria are described below.

The set of assessments, as a whole, must give students opportunities to demonstrate each of the specific features by the completion of study of the subject.

Critical and Creative Thinking 

The specific features are as follows:

CCT1 Propose solutions and make judgments.
CCT2 Analyse political concepts.

Communication and Collaboration 

The specific features are as follows:

CC1 Communicate political ideas, opinions, and arguments.
CC2 Collaborate in order to build on the ideas of others, solve political problems, or improve solutions.

Understanding and Ethical Reasoning 

The specific features are as follows:

UER1 Understand political concepts and the interconnectedness of Australian politics and the world.
UER2 Explain the political and ethical nature of the issues.

Research and Analysis 

The specific features are as follows:

RA1 Apply inquiry skills to research political issues and perspectives.
RA2 Analyse and evaluate political issues using primary and/or secondary sources.