Stage 1 | Assessment Type 1: Investigations Folio

Stage 1
Assessment Type 1: Investigations Folio

School assessment

The Biology investigations folio is assessed by the school.

Students inquire into aspects of biology through practical discovery and data analysis, and/or by selecting, analysing, and interpreting information.

  • For a 10-credit subject, students undertake at least one practical investigation and one investigation with a focus on science as a human endeavour.
  • For a 20-credit subject, students undertake at least two practical investigations and two investigations with a focus on science as a human endeavour.

Practical Investigation

For each investigation, students present an individual report.

  • Evidence of deconstruction (where applicable) should outline the deconstruction process, the method designed as most appropriate, and a justification of the plan of action, to a maximum of 4 sides of an A4 page. This evidence must be attached to the practical report.
  • The report should be a maximum of 1000 words (for the sections specified) if written, or a maximum of 6 minutes for an oral presentation, or the equivalent in multimodal form.

Science as a Human Endeavour Investigation

Students investigate a contemporary example of how science interacts with society

  • Based on their investigation, students prepare a scientific communication, which must include the use of scientific terminology.
  • The communication should be a maximum of 1000 words if written, or a maximum of 6 minutes for an oral presentation, or the equivalent in multimodal form.

Student work should be their own. See Supervision and verification of student work.