Politics, Power and People

SACE Credits: 10

Teacher: Alice Healy

Politics, Power and People is the study of how power is distributed and exercised at all levels of society. We explores ideas related to cooperation, conflict, crises and the political intricacies of a government. Through inquiry and reflection, you will challenge your existing understanding and move from ‘right or wrong’ thinking to appreciate political nuances that are ‘grey’. You will have the chance to explore abstract ideas by putting your learning into action as you move to understand the various themes and concepts related to politics, power and people at local, state, national and international levels.


As politics is ever changing, you will have the chance to look at and debate current political issues as they occur. Themes studied include (but are not limited to) Understanding How Politics Works and Breaking Barriers for Women in Politics: The Struggle for Visibility and Voice.


  • Assessment Type 1: Folio – Essays & Reports (50%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Source Analysis (20%)
  • Assessment Type 3: Investigation (30%)


Stage 1 Politics, Power and People will provide students with fundamental understanding for Stage 2 Politics, Power and People.