They study a selected topic related to international politics, and explore both conventional and unconventional forms of participation. Students consider and evaluate political systems, institutions and principles, and the ways in which these are justified in the face of competing ideologies and philosophies.
Stage 2 Australian and International Politics consists of:
Students study all four of the following topics:
Students study one of the following topics:
Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
The 2-hour external examination is divided into two sections:
Students write two essays, one on Section A and one on Section B.
The examination will be graded by external assessors with reference to the performance standards.
The Australian and International Politics Subject Outline includes performance standards, which describe five levels of achievement that are reported with the grades A to E at the student’s completion of the subject.
The school-based assessments and the external assessment will be graded with reference to the performance standards.
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