Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Sign In Skip to Content

Extended Investigation

Unit 3: Critical Thinking Test

Test specifications and advice

Examination specifications (pdf - 40.1kb) (Version 3, February 2021)

Sample questions (pdf - 239.11kb) (April 2019)

Past tests and test reports

Tests relating to the current study design

The following tests relate to the current  VCE Extended Investigation study design and other curriculum materials.


2020

2020 Critical Thinking Test (pdf - 1.04mb)

2020 Critical Thinking Test report (docx - 103.89kb)


2019

2019 Critical Thinking Test (pdf - 704.23kb)

2019 Critical Thinking Test report (pdf - 213.96kb)


Tests relating to previous study designs

Students and teachers should note that, with the introduction of a new study design, the following past tests are not necessarily a guide to the current VCE test for this study.

YearPast Critical Thinking TestsCritical Thinking Test reports
2018 Critical Thinking Test (pdf - 832.75kb) Critical Thinking Test report (pdf - 246kb)
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 - 505.59kb) (amended 3 August 2015)

Unit 4: Externally Assessed Task (EAT) – Oral presentation and written report

Assessment criteria and performance-level descriptors

Assessment criteria and performance-level descriptors – Oral presentation (docx - 668.51kb) (February 2021)

Assessment criteria and performance-level descriptors – Written report (docx - 678.48kb) (February 2021)

Task specifications and advice

Oral presentation specifications (pdf - 42.6kb) (Version 3, February 2021)

Written report specifications (pdf - 46.7kb) (Version 3, February 2021)

Past task reports

Task reports relating to the current study design

The following reports relate to the current  VCE Extended Investigation study design and other curriculum materials.


2020

2020 VCE Extended Investigation oral EAT report (docx - 95.78kb)

2020 VCE Extended Investigation written EAT report (docx - 93.78kb)


2019

 2019 Oral presentation (pdf - 156.8kb)

 2019 Written report (pdf - 176.46kb)



Task reports relating to previous study designs

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

YearExternally Assessed Task reports
2018 Oral presentation (pdf - 72.77kb)
Written report (pdf - 71.77kb)
2017 Oral presentation (pdf - 72.77kb)
Written report (pdf - 71.77kb)
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)

Past tests are made available after any copyright issues are finalised. The Chief Assessor prepares Critical Thinking Test and Externally Assessed Task reports summarising student performance in past tests and tasks. Test reports contain some answers.