Nutrition | Stage 2 | Planning to Teach | Subject Operational Information | 2019

Subject operational information

Stage 2 Nutrition

These web pages connect schools and teachers to information on procedures relating to final moderation and external assessment requirements. Key dates, including dates for the submission of results, are also provided.

Stage 2 Nutrition can be undertaken as a 10-credit subject or a 20-credit subject.

The learning and assessment requirements for this subject are set out in the 2019 subject outline [PDF 1.3MB].

Refer to Learning and assessment plans for information on developing and approving Stage 2 Nutrition LAPs.

Online moderation and marking

In 2019, school assessment materials for Stage 2 Nutrition (10 credits and 20 credits) will be submitted for online moderation using school assessment results sheets in Schools Online.

In 2019, external assessment materials for Stage 2 Nutrition (10 credits only) will be submitted for online marking using investigation results sheets in Schools Online.

Combining small classes

Refer to Assessment groups — Stage 2 (Information sheet 1) for information on combining classes to form an assessment group.

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Key dates

For a simplified list of key operational dates, see the Nutrition calendar.

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School assessment component

For a 10-credit subject, teachers assess the evidence of student learning for:

  • Assessment Type 1: Practical Investigations
  • Assessment Type 2: Skills and Applications Tasks.

The SACE Board quality assures the school assessment results through final moderation.

For a 20-credit subject, teachers assess the evidence of student learning for:

  • Assessment Type 1: Investigations Folio
  • Assessment Type 2: Skills and Applications Tasks.

The SACE Board quality assures the school assessment results through final moderation.

Refer to SACE Assessment and Reporting Guidelines [PDF 290KB] and SACE Stage 2 Moderation Overview [DOC 33KB] for information about the policy context and procedures.

Moderation sample selection

Teachers select the moderation sample of school-assessed materials to submit to the SACE Board.

Refer to Moderation sample selection, which includes FAQs and an instructional video.

Submitting school assessment materials for final moderation

In 2019, school assessment materials for Stage 2 Nutrition (10 credits and 20 credits) will be submitted using school assessment results sheets in Schools Online.
For more information see Online submission of materials.

School assessment materials for Nutrition (10 credits and 20 credits) are submitted online by mid-November (Round B).

Supervision and verification

Refer to the information in Supervision and Verification of Students' Work: Policy and Procedures [DOC 90KB] on the use of the record sheet [DOC 164KB] to record and authenticate each student's work. If used, these sheets are to be kept in the school until the end of the clerical check period in February 2020.

A teacher who is unable to verify that the work is the student's own must initiate a breach of rules action through the school's SACE/NTCET coordinator.

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External assessment component: 10-credit subject

For a 10-credit subject, students undertake one external assessment, consisting of an issues investigation and the presentation of an issues investigation report.

The issues investigation report should be a maximum of 1000 words if written or a maximum of 6 minutes for an oral presentation, or the equivalent in multimedia form.

Refer to the subject outline for details of the issues investigation requirements.

Submitting materials for external assessment

In 2019, external assessment materials for Stage 2 Nutrition (10 credits) will be submitted for online marking using investigation results sheets in Schools Online.
For more information see Online submission of materials.

Assessment Type 3: Issues Investigation

This assessment type is categorised as an investigation for operational purposes.

Investigation materials for Nutrition are submitted online by late October (Round 3).

The teacher assesses each student's issues investigation and then submits all issues investigations for the class to the SACE Board for external assessment.

Supervision and verification

Refer to Supervision and Verification of Students' Work: Policy and Procedures [DOC 90KB]. Teachers must use the record sheet [DOC 164KB] to record and authenticate each student's work. These sheets are to be kept in the school until the end of the clerical check period in February 2020.

A teacher who is unable to verify that an issues investigation, or part of an issues investigation, is the student's own work must submit a completed report of potential breach of rules [DOC 108KB] to the SACE Board, through the school's SACE/NTCET coordinator.

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External assessment component: 20-credit subject

For a 20-credit subject, students undertake one 130-minute examination, which is divided into two parts. Part 1 consists of short-answer and analytical questions that enable students to apply their learning in a variety of contexts related to the core topics and investigation skills. In Part 2, students choose one extended-response question related to one of the option topics.

Refer to Written examinations — calculators (Information sheet 49).

Refer to the subject outline for details of the examination requirements.

Refer to the Nutrition online calendar for the date of the 2019 examination.

Preparing predicted examination results for external assessment

The SACE Board uses predicted results as part of the quality assurance of Stage 2 external examinations and performances, and for some approved special provisions in assessment. Refer to Results sheets — Stage 2 predicted results (Information sheet 52) for information on completing predicted examination results sheets.

Examination materials for external assessment

The SACE Board sends examination question booklets to examination centres according to the delivery dates in Written examinations — question booklets (Information sheet 48).

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