Stage 2 | Assessment Type 1: About Natural Environments

Outdoor Education Stage 2
Assessment Type 1: About Natural Environments

School assessment Weighting: 20%

The Outdoor Education about natural environments assessment type is assessed by the school and moderated at Stage 2. Teachers select moderation samples and submit materials online by mid November (Round A).

Students develop an understanding of environmental systems and issues of past, current, or potential human impacts on natural environments through investigation of ecosystems and consideration of historical, cultural, and personal perspectives of at least one environmental area.

Students explore and analyse human interactions with natural environments through direct observation, and/or collection and analysis of data and information. They evaluate current management strategies in order to recommend and/or implement management strategies for the conservation and sustainability of a chosen environmental area.

Students complete one or two tasks. These one or two tasks should be a combined maximum of 1600 words if written or 10 minutes if oral, or the equivalent in multimodal format.

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

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