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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 | Subject changes

Summary of subject changes for 2022

These changes will be incorporated into the subject outline in January 2022.

Compulsory Theme: Understanding How Politics Works

Under 'In addressing inquiry question 1', add the following sentences:

  • 'Students explore the characteristics of a nation state and develop a working definition of this concept. Students explore the concepts of the political compass and develop knowledge on its application in a range of contemporary national political systems'.

Under 'inquiry question 4', add:

  • 'Students reflect on the debates around compulsory voting'.