Stage 2 | Assessment Type 3: Resource Study

Design, Technology and Engineering Stage 2
Assessment Type 3: Resource Study

Investigation External assessment Weighting: 30%

The Design, Technology and Engineering resource study is assessed externally. Materials should be submitted online for marking by late October (Round 2).

Students complete one resource study, which comprises two parts:

Part 1 – Resource Investigation

Students investigate and analyse the functional characteristics and properties of two or more materials or components they are considering for use in the creation of their solution. 

Part 2 – Issue Exploration

Students investigate and analyse ethical, legal, economic and/or sustainability issues related to their solution.

The resource study should be presented in written or multimodal form. It should be up to a maximum of 2000 words if written or the equivalent in multimodal form (where 1000 words is equivalent to 6 minutes)

The following specific features of the assessment design criteria are assessed in the resource study:

  • Investigation and Analysis (I1, I2)
  • Design Development and Planning (D2)
  • Evaluation (E1)

Student work should be their own. All externally assessed investigations must be verified by a teacher. See Supervision and verification of student work.

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