​​​​Extended Investigation


Unit 3: Critical Thinking Test

Specifications and Advice

Past Tests and Reports

Past tests are made available after any copyright issues are finalised. Critical Thinking Test reports are prepared by the Chief Assessor and provide feedback on student performance in past tests.

Current Study Design

A new study design is being implemented in 2019.

Previous Study Designs

Students and teachers should note that, with the introduction of a new study design, the following examination papers are not necessarily a guide to the current VCE examination in this study.

YearPast Critical Thinking TestsCritical Thinking Test reports
2018 Critical Thinking Test (pdf - 832.75kb) Critical Thinking Test report (not available yet)
2017 Critical Thinking Test (pdf - 870.07kb) Critical Thinking Test report (pdf - 89.61kb)
2016 Critical Thinking Test (pdf - 3.73mb) Critical Thinking Test report (pdf - 85.88kb)
2015 Critical Thinking Test (pdf - 918.19kb) Critical Thinking Test report (pdf - 266.63kb)
2014 Critical Thinking Test (pdf - 2.29mb) Critical Thinking Test report (pdf - 509kb) (amended 3 August 2015)

Unit 4: Externally assessed Task (EAT) – Oral presentation and Written report

Specifications and Advice

Externally assessed Task reports

The following reports are prepared by the Chief Assessor and provide feedback on student performance.

Current Study Design

YearExternally assessed Task Reports
2018  Oral presentation (pdf - 253.35kb) 
Written report (pdf - 182.71kb)
2017  Oral presentation  (pdf - 71.33kb)
Written report (pdf - 81.52kb)
2016  Oral presentation (pdf - 72.77kb)
Written report  (pdf - 71.77kb)
2015  Oral presentation (pdf - 226.07kb)
Written report (pdf - 208.36kb)
2014  Oral presentation (pdf - 210.42kb)
Written report (pdf - 233.5kb)

Other Information for Extended Investigation

Curriculum materials relating to Extended Investigation.


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