Stage 2 in 2021 | Assessment Type 2: Inquiry

Legal Studies Stage 2
Assessment Type 2: Inquiry

School assessment Weighting: 30%

The Legal Studies inquiry is assessed by the school and moderated at Stage 2. Teachers select moderation samples and submit materials online.

Students complete one inquiry task.

Students develop a range of capabilities by posing a question that encouraging consideration of a range of competing perspectives or arguments. The inquiry is a critical response to the question.

The focus of the inquiry must be a contemporary legal issue of public interest in the 12 months before the assessment began and related to one of the competing tensions and focus areas of this subject.

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

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

Assessment tasks