Stage 2 | Assessment Type 2: Experiences in Natural Environments

Outdoor Education Stage 2
Assessment Type 2: Experiences in Natural Environments

School assessment Weighting: 50%

The Outdoor Education experiences in 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 undertake two tasks that include documented evidence collected and annotated when planning, experiencing, and reflecting on outdoor activities or journeys in natural environments. Students may refer to this evidence to inform Assessment Type 3: Connections with Natural Environments.

Students have at least one opportunity to plan, lead, and facilitate an activity or journey (or part thereof) with consideration of appropriate leadership styles, planning, risk assessment, decision-making, and use of interpersonal skills. They use peer-assessment and self-assessment, together with reflective practice to evaluate development of their planning, practical skills, risk management, self-reliance, leadership, and facilitation skills.

Students complete two tasks. The tasks should be a combined maximum of 2500 words if written or a maximum of 15 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.