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Extended Investigation

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. Test reports for written tests contain some answers.

Unit 3: Critical Thinking Test

Test specifications and advice

Adjusted test specifications for 2020 (pdf - 126.41kb) (June 2020)

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

Please note: The sample questions have not been amended to reflect the adjustments made to the study design in 2020.

Past tests and test reports

Tests relating to the current study design

The following test relates to the current  VCE Extended Investigation study design and other curriculum materials.


2019

2019 Critical Thinking Test (pdf - 704.23kb)

2019 Critical Thinking Test report (pdf - 213.96kb)


Tests relating to the 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 (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 - 658.35kb) (June 2020)

Assessment criteria and performance-level descriptors – Written report (docx - 665.46kb) (June 2020)

Task specifications and advice

Adjusted oral presentation specifications (pdf - 127.47kb) (June 2020)

Adjusted written report specifications (pdf - 137.08kb) (June 2020)

Past oral presentation and written reports

Task reports relating to the current study design

The following report relates to the current  VCE Extended Investigation study design and other curriculum materials.


2019

 2019 Oral presentation (pdf - 156.8kb)

 2019 Written report (pdf - 176.46kb)



Tasks reports relating to the 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.

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)