Stage 2 | Subject outline | Version control

Politics, Power, and People Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 4.0
For teaching in 2024. Accredited in May 2020 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2021.  

Stage 2 | Subject outline | School assessment | Assessment Type 1: Folio

Assessment Type 1: Folio (50%)

Students undertake at least three folio assessments. One assessment must focus on collaboration skills.

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

  • individual oral assessments (e.g. prepared presentations, speeches)
  • collaborative oral assessments (e.g. role plays, group work, seminars, or debates)
  • formal written arguments
  • a digital portfolio to capture evidence of progression in the learning of an issue (e.g. journal, reflective statement)
  • an annotated cartoon with a writer’s statement
  • a video
  • a podcast.

A folio task 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 
  • understanding and ethical reasoning
  • research and analysis.