Publication - Year 12 Politics and Law ATAR

The Association has produced a new publication for the Year 12 Politics and Law ATAR course (Units 3 and 4).

It is currently published and available since 5 June, 2018. 


2019 Examination Good Answer Guide:

WACE Politics and Law ATAR Units 3 & 4

ISBN13:  978-0-9953547-6-0



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Features

  • Brief outline of the PAL Syllabus and Examination Design Brief
  • Written and edited by exemplary and experienced classroom teachers
  • 'Good answers' from the top performing WACE students provided for each question with commentary provided for sample answers highlighting what makes each of the responses a 'good answer'
  • Electronic PDF version will also be available through Campion and OfficeMax


Promotional flyer is available here: 
GAG-Promotional-Flyer-2019.pdf  

2017  Examination Good Answer Guide:

WACE Politics and Law ATAR Units 3 & 4

ISBN13:  978-0-9953547-2-2


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Features

  • Brief outline of the PAL Syllabus and Examination Design Brief
  • Written and edited by exemplary and experienced classroom teachers
  • 'Good answers' from the top performing WACE students provided for each question with commentary provided for sample answers highlighting what makes each of the responses a 'good answer'
  • Electronic PDF version will also be available through Campion and OfficeMax

Promotional flyer is available here:  http://www.pleawa.org.au/media/website_pages/publications/atpalgoodanswersguide/GAG-Promotional-Flyer.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What are the benefits of listing the PLEAWA textbook for my students?

    • Students will have access to a publication which deconstructs the WACE Examination for 2017 and links the question to the syllabus. Several 'good answers' have been provided with commentary which identifies the components of each answer which makes it a 'good answer'. This will be particularly useful for students who just learn course content without applying it to the syllabus and directly answering the question. By examining 'good answers' this will enable students to see how they could improve on how they answer questions in the course.


Who are the contributing authors of the textbook?

  • Nicol Davis

    • Nicol Davis studied at the University of Western Australia where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Industrial Relations. After travelling she returned to complete a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary).
      Nicol is an experienced teacher of Politics & Law, having taught the course for 11 years in secondary schools (Years 8-12) in Western Australia in both metropolitan and rural schools. She is currently the Co-ordinating Teacher for Politics and Law at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School.
      Nicol believes strongly in the importance of  providing students with the knowledge and tools to be active and informed decision makers so that they can make a valuable contribution to the health of Australia’s democracy.
  • Alison Harris

    • Ali is a vibrant teacher of Politics and Law, consistently engaging her students with opportunities to interact with politicians and to pursue their passions in either or both the political and legal scene.  
      Ali Harris studied at the University of Western Australia gaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Studies, Geography and Mathematics, and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary). She is an experienced teacher of Politics & Law, having taught the course for 16 years in secondary schools (Years 8-12) in Western Australia. She is currently the Co-ordinator of Politics and Law at Saint Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School in Karrinyup.
Ali has always been actively involved in the development and evolution of the Politics and Law course in Western Australia. She has been heavily involved with the Political and Legal Educators Association of WA (PLEAWA) since 2005 where she has taken on the challenging roles of President and more recently in 2016 as Vice President of the association. She has also been a member on the PAL Course Advisory Committee since 2012.
  • Cheryl O'Connell
Cheryl O’Connell studied at Murdoch University gaining a Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Arts, History and Political Science, with studies in the Environmental Science.
She is an experienced teacher of Politics and Law, having taught for 18 years in secondary schools in Western Australia. She is currently Second in Charge of Learning Area at Melville Senior High School, Senior Teacher in Politics and Law.
Cheryl has been actively involved in the Politics and Law Association for many years in the role of Treasurer and then a General Committee Member.
Worked with SCSA during the development of the Western Australian Curriculum focusing on the concepts of Civics and Citizenship a precursor to Politics and Law in ATAR.
  • Cherie Russell
Cherie Russell initially studied at the University of Western Australia gaining a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Political Science, followed by a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education. In 2006 she returned to tertiary study whilst on maternity leave to complete her Masters in Educational Leadership.
She is an experienced teacher of Politics & Law, having taught the course for 19 years in secondary schools (Years 8-12) in Western Australia. In particular, she enjoys starting Politics and Law as a subject to be offered in High Schools and developing its popularity amongst students.
She is proud to have achieved this in three different schools, both in regional and metropolitan WA. Cherie has been actively involved in WACE marking and consultancy for Politics and Law and she is currently the Dean of Students and Head of Humanities at Carmel School in Dianella. 

Is the textbook available electronically?

  • Yes. An electronic PDF version will be available for purchase. This has a separate ISBN13 which is: 978-0-9953547-3-9 . This will be available through Campion Education. This has a code of E02190 and is titled in their system as 'Digital WACE P & L Exam Answers Guide 2018 (MyConnect)'.

  • How much is the publication?

    • Our goal is it that the price point is as accessible and affordable to both teachers and students as is possible. As a non-profit we are only seeking to recover costs and use additional revenue to support the goals of the association and where possible the publication of new and additional publications.

    • The RRP for the printed textbook is AU$35.00

    • The RRP for the electronic PDF version of the textbook is AU$25.00

  • When will it be available to order?

    • You may place booklist orders immediately with your schools distributor (see below).

    • PLEAWA is accepting orders from PLEAWA members and staff at the above link now.

    • Delivery is estimated to occur from 5 June 2018.

  • As a supplier and distributor I would like to order large quantities of the publication. How may I place an order?

    • Distributors may contact the Treasurer on sales@pleawa.org.au for further information.