Stage 2 | Subject outline | Version control
Politics, Power, and People
For teaching in 2023. Accredited in May 2020 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2021.
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'
'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
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?'