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These resources are designed to assist teachers and students undertaking the subject.

Quick facts about the Research Project

  • It is a compulsory SACE subject
  • It is worth 10 credits
  • Students need to achieve a C- grade or higher to gain their SACE
  • It is mostly undertaken by students in Year 12
  • A research project can be scientific, artistic, sporting, or historical; it can be a community-based project, or any number of other options
  • It is designed to help students develop knowledge and skills for further study, work, training, and community life.

Three bodies of work make up the final grade:

  • Folio (30% school assessed)
  • Research Outcome (40% school assessed)
  • Review or Evaluation (30% externally assessed)

Students can choose from two types of Research Project

Research Project A

  • The external assessment can be presented in a variety of ways, including a PowerPoint presentation or a short film
  • The final grade can be used towards a student's Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)

Research Project B

  • The external assessment must be a written report
  • The final grade can be used towards a student's ATAR.