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Health and Wellbeing Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024
Accredited in November 2019 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2021. This subject replaces Stage 2 Health. 

Stage 2 | Subject outline | External assessment | assessment-type-3-inquiry

Assessment Type 3: Inquiry (30%)

Students undertake one inquiry.  

For the inquiry, 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 may include the following: 

  • outline of the scope of the question or hypothesis 
  • explanation of the nature of the issue from different perspectives  
  • critical analysis of the data or information collected 
  • evaluation of current personal and/or social action or strategies to address the issue 
  • recommendations for future initiatives to improve health and wellbeing outcomes. 

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

The following specific features of the assessment design criteria for this subject are assessed in the investigation: 

  • critical thinking — CT1, CT3 
  • reflective practice — RP1, RP2.