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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 2: Sources Analysis

Assessment Type 2: Sources Analysis (20%)

Students undertake two source analysis assessments.

Each source analysis assessment should be a maximum of 1000 words if written or a maximum of 6 minutes if oral, or the equivalent in multimodal form.

Students interpret, analyse, and evaluate primary and secondary sources in relation to politics, power, government, and participation in different contexts. Students compare at least two sources for each assessment and consider different political views and complex arguments. Sources could include cartoons, letters, editorials, electoral data, research documents, essays, speeches, interviews, poll results, political promotions, and diaries. Content in the sources should focus on issues in the theme studied.

For this assessment type, students provide evidence of their learning in relation to the following assessment design criteria:

  • communication and collaboration
  • critical and creative thinking
  • research and analysis.