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 | Evidence of learning

Evidence of learning

All Stage 2 subjects have a school‑assessment component and an external‑assessment component.

The following assessment types enable students to demonstrate their learning in Stage 2 Politics, Power, and People.

School assessment (70%)

  • Assessment Type 1: Folio (50%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Sources Analysis (20%)

External assessment (30%)

  • Assessment Type 3: Investigation (30%)

Students should provide evidence of their learning through six to eight assessments, including the external assessment component. Students undertake:

  • at least three folio tasks
  • two sources analysis
  • one investigation.