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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 | School assessment | Assessment Type 2: Sources Analysis

Assessment Type 2: Sources Analysis

Students undertake one sources analysis for a 10‑credit subject and two sources analysis for a 20‑credit subject. 

Students analyse a maximum of five different sources relating to a current political issue or debate that they can follow over a period of time.

The sources analysis may be undertaken as an individual or collaborative activity.

A sources analysis assessment should be a maximum of 1000 words if written or a maximum of 6 minutes if oral, or the equivalent in multimodal form.

For this assessment type, students provide evidence of their learning in relation to the following assessment design criteria:

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