Year 11 Politics Units 1 and 2 – Morwell Hub
Units 1 and 2 Politics introduces you to Politics as an academic discipline. Studying politics fuels your curiosity and shapes your thoughts about current political issues and figures. In VCE Politics, “contemporary” means events of the last 10 years.
During your journey in the course you will discover the power of the various actors on the domestic Australian and global political stage. You will also investigate current political contested issues where these actors collaborate or clash.
Ideologies and differing interpretations of democracy are considered and debated. This is discussed domestically through the prism of media ownership, media bias and disinformation. As well as through problems with the current rules-based international order.
Who is it for?
Do you want to influence your world and make informed choices about your nation and the global stage? Are you ready to understand, engage, and shape your future?
What do you do?
You will have to attend face to face lessons every three weeks to work with your fellow Politics students to research, debate and share political issues. During your individual working weeks, you will complete weekly work in the form of media files, online quizzes, and written tasks. You will also participate in weekly online lessons to have the chance to workshop responses, ask questions and participate in class discussions. You will also need to ensure you are keeping up-to-date with current news stories relating to political issues.
What skills do you need?
There’s lots of reading, watching and researching political issues. You will think deeply about ideologies. It’s a bonus if you love to write!
What skills do you develop?
You will learn the skills to analyse, evaluate and create arguments using evidence from your research.
- informative and argumentative writing
- analysis of different media
- independent and critical thinking
- respectful debating.
This subject is a blended course of face to face and online learning. You need regular access to online course content and weekly online classes.
Things to think about
Like many Year 11 subjects, you will find yourself busy when studying this subject. However, it’s definitely manageable.
Maintaining regular communication with your teacher can help you keep on top of things. If you are based at a school other than VSV, make sure you always use the free/spare periods assigned for this subject.
Things you can do now
You can start looking at a range of news and political analysis. This could be sources like newspapers, TV news and current affairs programs, and online news and commentary sites to see what is happening in the world of politics. Make sure to look at both domestic and global news stories.
Go to the VCAA website for more information about this subject