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Research project

Level: 12 Stage 2
School code: 12RPR
Year level requirements: Non compulsory
SACE code: 2RPJ10
SACE credits: 10

Subject descriptor:

A 10-credit subject in which students research a topic based on an area of interest. The research topic may be linked to an existing SACE subject or course or to a workplace or community context. Students learn how to use research processes and to apply knowledge and skills specific to their research topic. They keep a record of their research and evaluate what they have learnt, including their insights and ideas.


Evidence of learning is demonstrated through the following assessment types:

Research Project B

  • Contributes to the ATAR
  • Evaluation for external assessment must be in written form of 1500 words maximum.

School based assessment

Folio (30%)

  • Preliminary ideas and research proposal
  • Research Development
  • Discussion

Research Outcome (40%)

  • Students synthesise their key findings (knowledge, skills and ideas) to produce a research outcome.

External Assessment

Evaluation (30%)

  • including a written summary.

Further information

Research Project is a compulsory subject. Students must achieve a Cgrade or better to complete the subject successfully and gain thier SACE.