WACE Politics and Law

Politics and Law (Units 1&2 and Units 3&4) gives you access to an extensive range of revision material, which can deliver a significant boost to your ATAR score. In WACE Politics and Law, the course aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the principles, structures, institutions, processes, and practices of political and legal systems, primarily in Australia and where appropriate, other systems and/or countries. The course challenges students to critically examine the effectiveness of political and legal systems using criteria, such as openness, responsiveness and accountability of those systems. The course provides for both a chronological and contemporary understanding of political and legal issues in society.

Using only WA Curriculum specific assessment material, students use ReviseOnline to develop skills to more effectively articulate responses and manage time pressure, leading to less stress and higher scores.

Users of ReviseOnline Politics and Law will receive:

Course

Topic tests

Exam builders

Full exams

Year 11 (Unit 1&2)

16

1

3

Year 12 (Unit 3&4)

20

1

3

Structure of assessments

  • Topic tests - 3 Short Answers (30 marks). Suggested time 60 min each

  • Exam builders - 3 Short Answers (30 marks), 2 Extended Answers (50 marks). 1 Source Analysis (20 marks) Suggested time 3hrs each

  • Full exams - 3 Short Answers (30 marks), 2 Extended Answers (50 marks). 1 Source Analysis (20 marks) Suggested time 3hrs each

Marking keys

Each test or exam also comes complete with sample answers and WACE style marking keys. Multiple choice are automatically marked for you.

Topic areas covered:

Year 11 (Unit 1&2)

Year 12 (Unit 3&4)

                                                                           

Commonwealth Constitution (including Separation of Powers)

 

The Commonwealth Parliament

 

Mandates and Law making

 

Australian Federalism

 

Constitutional Change in Australia

 

Accountability and the Parliament

 

Accountability – Governor General, Executive, Government of the Day and Public Servants

 

Accountability and the Courts

 

Human Rights

 

Democratic Principles