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Extended Investigation

Accreditation period 2019-2021

Accreditation expires 31 December 2021.

VCE Extended Investigation contains Units 3 and 4 only.​

Study Design

VCE Extended Investigation Study Design (pdf - 209.75kb)

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Extended Investigation Units 3-4: 2019-2021.

School-based assessment

Unit​ 3: School-based Assessment criteria and performance descriptors​​​​​​

Unit 3 Outcome 1: Written Rationale

Unit 3 Outcome 1: Written Research Plan

Unit 3 Outcome 1: ​Oral report
​​Provides performance-level descriptors for teachers to assess the performance of students against the prescribed assessment criteria​

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Extended Investigation examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

Assessment criteria and performance-level descriptors – Oral presentation (pdf - 101.87kb)

Assessment criteria and performance-level descriptors – Written report (pdf - 98.33kb)

Support material

Advice for teachers
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers, including performance descriptions.

Authentication (March 2019)
Provides information about the management of authentication in the study​

Statement of school readiness 2020
To be completed by schools intending to offer VCE Extended Investigation for the first time in 2020​​

Thinking Critically
Resource material