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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 | Numeracy


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

  • interpreting and presenting information in numerical and graphical form
  • investigating, comparing, and analysing the voting and results process
  • examining metrics and key indicators to track political parties, their policies, and leadership approval ratings
  • researching and using quantitative and qualitative data to recognise the impact of changing demographics on politics, electoral boundaries, and party loyalties
  • exploring and interpreting statistical information to learn the limitations of such interpretations in gaining a holistic view
  • representing quantitative data from primary research in order to create graphs and charts that represent potential political outcomes
  • interpreting data to make meaning of past and present information (for example, by using digital timelines), to help understand why present political events occurred
  • analysing information to predict political results and key trends.