Australian and International Politics

SACE Credits: 10

Teacher: Brett Jenner

Politics offers you the chance to look at power at all levels of society.


By understanding how political systems work, you make yourself an informed and active citizen. You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge of political systems to examine why conflicts arise between nations and how these can be resolved relatively peacefully.


As politics is ever changing, you will have the chance to look at and debate current political issues as they occur. Topics studied this semester include Power and Politics, Community Politics, Government and Political Parties.


  • Assessment Type 1: Folio (60%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Source Analysis (20%)
  • Assessment Type 3: Investigation (20%)


Stage 1 Politics will provide students with good background knowledge for Stage 2 Politics and will assist with Stage 2 Legal Studies.