Year 12 – Research Project

Level: Stage 2
Prerequisites: None
Assumed knowledge: None

Course Summary:

The Research Project is a compulsory subject for students wishing to complete their SACE. It involves students individually designing, planning and executing their own research with the support of a teacher, and is designed to be allow students to:

  • research something they are interested in
  • decide how their carry out their own research
  • decide on the way they produce their findings
  • make judgements about how successful they have been

Course content:

  • Research Folio (collection of the planning, note taking and research process)
  • Research Outcome (synthesis of student's response to the research question)
  • Research Evaluation (reflection on the Research Outcome and analysis of the Research Process)


The following assessment types enable students to demonstrate their learning in Stage 2 Research Project B:

School Assessment (70%)

  • Assessment Type 1: Folio (30%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Research Outcome (40%)

External Assessment (30%)

  • Assessment Type 3: Evaluation (30%)