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Politics, Power and People Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 2.0
For teaching in 2022. Accredited in May 2020 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2021.  See subject changes for 2022.

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Capabilities | Literacy


Students extend and apply their literacy capability by, for example:

  • researching, reading, and analysing sources of information related to aspects of contemporary Australian and global political systems and issues
  • identifying, organising, and analysing political sources that represent multiple perspectives
  • evaluating and understanding the power and use of language from various sources
  • communicating information, concepts, and ideas related to politics
  • considering a range of perspectives to identify intent, bias, facts, and opinions, and exploring how language and images can be used to represent meaning about political issues
  • communicating information, concepts, and ideas related to politics
  • articulating, discussing, and evaluating their thoughts through different modes of communication
  • justifying points of view about controversial issues within the contexts of social power and civil disobedience
  • developing skills in advocacy
  • investigating and making informed comments about political events, using evidence to support their conclusions.