Stage 2 | Assessment Type 3: Investigation
Politics, Power and People
Assessment Type 3: Investigation
Students undertake one investigation focusing on any theme from the option themes section or of personal interest. In consultation with the teacher, they select a recent political issue that involves a range of views and some level of unresolved disputation.
The written report of the investigation should be a maximum of 2000 words.
For this assessment type, students provide evidence of their learning, primarily in relation to the following assessment design criteria:
- critical and creative thinking (CCT1, CCT2)
- communication and collaboration (CC1)
- understanding and ethical reasoning (UER2)
- research and analysis (RA1, RA2).
Student work should be their own. All externally assessed investigations must be verified by a teacher. See Supervision and verification of student work.
Teachers can access student samples for school assessment and external assessment components via PLATO.