Stage 2 | Assessment Type 3: Inquiry

Health and Wellbeing Stage 2
Assessment Type 3: Inquiry

Investigation External assessment Weighting: 30%

The Health and Wellbeing inquiry is assessed externally. Materials should be submitted online for marking.

Students independently research a contemporary health and wellbeing issue. They develop a question or hypothesis about an issue to investigate and analyse, and make recommendations about the issue. Students use a variety of sources of information from different perspectives to form their conclusions.

The inquiry should be a maximum of 2000 words if written, or a maximum of 12 minutes if in oral or multimodal format. 

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

  • critical thinking – CT1, CT3

  • reflective practice – RP1, RP2 

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

Teachers can access student samples for school assessment and external assessment components via PLATO.

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