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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 | Evidence of learning

Evidence of learning

Assessment in Stage 1 is school based.

The following assessment types enable students to demonstrate their learning in Stage 1 Politics, Power, and People:

  • Assessment Type 1: Folio
  • Assessment Type 2: Sources Analysis
  • Assessment Type 3: Investigation.

For a 10‑credit subject, students should provide evidence of their learning through four assessments. Each assessment type should have a weighting of at least 20%. Students undertake:

  • two assessments for the folio
  • one sources analysis
  • one investigation.

For a 20‑credit subject, students should provide evidence of their learning through six to eight assessments. Each assessment type should have a weighting of at least 10%. Students undertake:

  • at least three assessments for the folio
  • two source analysis
  • at least one investigation.