Stage 2 | Subject outline | Version control

Politics, Power, and People Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 2.0
For teaching in 2022. Accredited in May 2020 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2021.  See subject changes for 2022.

Stage 2 | Subject outline | Capabilities | Literacy


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

  • researching, reading, and analysing sources of information related to contemporary Australian and global political systems and issues
  • identifying, selecting, organising, analysing, and synthesising political sources that represent multiple perspectives
  • critically evaluating and understanding the power and use of language from various sources
  • discussing and sharing information, concepts, and ideas related to politics
  • considering a range of perspectives to identify intent, bias, facts, and opinions, and exploring how language and images can be used to manipulate meaning relating to political issues
  • developing skills to articulate, discuss, debate, evaluate their thoughts, and defend or refute arguments about controversial issues
  • investigating, making informed comments, and proposing recommendations about political issues, using appropriate evidence to support their conclusions.