Students study power at all levels of society and how past Australian and global events have shaped the world today. Students will analyse the Australian political system and investigate and debate Federal, State and Local political issues. The global political system will be studied with a focus on existential threats including nuclear weapons, climate change, war, pandemics, cyber-attacks and terrorism and the emergence of China as a power challenging for the role of global hegemon. Students produce a variety of research based tasks through written, audio and visual means.
50% – Folio
20% – Source Analysis
30% – Investigation
30% – Examination
There are no prerequisites for Stage 2 Politics, Power and People.