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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 | School assessment | Assessment Type 3: Investigation

Assessment Type 3: Investigation

Students undertake one investigation for a 10‑credit subject and at least one investigation for a 20‑credit subject. Their investigation, analysis, and evaluation are based on any of the option themes.

The assessment may take a variety of forms, including but not limited to:

  • a website
  • a video
  • a recorded radio report
  • a written or oral analytical report
  • an email to a member of parliament
  • a proposal for political action or change.

An investigation 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:

  • critical and creative thinking
  • communication and collaboration
  • research and analysis.