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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 | Numeracy


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

  • analysing, interpreting, and presenting information in numerical and graphical form
  • investigating, comparing, and analysing polls as drivers of public opinion, and examining metrics and indicators to track the impact of climate change and global economic transformation
  • researching and using quantitative and qualitative data in order to recognise the impact of changing demographics on politics, electoral boundaries, and party loyalties
  • acknowledging the strengths and limitations of using data when monitoring, interpreting, and analysing political events
  • representing quantitative data from primary research in order to create graphs and charts to forecast potential political outcomes
  • constructing and interpreting data to make meaning of past and present information using digital timelines, to understand why present political events occurred and to predict future political events.