Stage 2 in 2021 | Assessment Type 3: Examination

Stage 2 in 2021
Assessment Type 3: Examination

Exam External assessment Weighting: 30%

The Nutrition examination is an e-exam that is assessed externally. See the calendar for the date of the examination.

Students undertake a 130-minute external examination.

Stage 2 science enquiry skills and nutrition understanding will be assessed from the following concepts:

  • principles of nutrition, physiology and health
  • Health promotion and emerging trends
  • Sustainable food systems

Questions will include case studies or scenarios; application of knowledge and skills to different contexts; and analysis and interpretation of data or information.

The following specific features of the assessment design criteria for this subject may be assessed in the external examination:

  • knowledge and application — KA1, KA2 & KA3
  • investigation, analysis and evaluation – IAE3

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

Preparing for the exam

There are many ways to prepare for an exam. Resources specifically for Nutrition are available below.

Past exams

Content in past exams may not be reflective of content in future exams.

Stage 2 | Assessment Type 3: Examination (20-credit) (2)

Sample exams

Sample exams better reflect the types of questions students may be asked in future electronic exams. Questions may include media types which have not been possible in a paper exam (e.g. watching a video and responding).

Sample exams may not be provided for each year. They are only published when there is a significant change to the exam, like a new question type or new functionality.