The Independent Enquiry Study (IES) is adopted as the mode of SBA in LS, in which candidates are required to demonstrate various skills such as problem-solving, data gathering and analysis, and communications. It provides a valuable opportunity for candidates to carry out a focused enquiry into a contemporary social issue of interest with increased independence, and to present their views, ideas, findings, evaluations and personal reflections in a report.
The following IES exemplars were developed by the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority for illustrating the assessment requirements. Every effort has been made to trace copyright. However, in the event of any inadvertent infringement due to errors or omissions, copyright owners are invited to contact us so that we can come to a suitable arrangement. Teachers may use the exemplars for non-profit making educational and research purposes with proper acknowledgement.