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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 | Subject changes

Summary of subject changes for 2022

Assessment Type 2: Sources Analysis

Change the assessment design criteria to be assessed.

  • Delete 'understanding and ethical reasoning'
  • Add 'research and analysis'

to read:

'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

Content

Compulsory theme: Making meaning about democracy - exploring Australian political narratives

Under in addressing inquiry question 1, 'What is democracy', rewrite the sentence: 'Students consider philosophical contributions and evaluate the ideas of Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau', to read:

  • 'Students consider the contributions and evaluate the ideas of key political philosophers such as Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau'.

Option theme 2: A world in existential crisis

Under inquiry question 4, 'Are non-traditional military threats now a greater danger to global peace?' change dot point 4, 'energy, resource, health, and biosecurity' to read:

  • 'energy, resource, health, pandemics, and biosecurity'.

Option theme 4: Politics of the minority: making Aboriginal voices heard

Change inquiry question 1, 'How can political representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people be achieved?' to read:

  • 'How can meaningful political representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people be achieved?'

Change inquiry question 2, 'How far can Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives be influential in political outcomes?' to read:

  • 'How influential can Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives be in political outcomes?'

Option theme 5: The Chinese Century: emergence of a new hegemon

Change inquiry question 1, 'Has the rest of the world embraced the recent rise of China?' to read:

  • 'Have the twentieth century political superpowers embraced the rise of China?'