Research Project A or Research Project B (Full Year)

SACE Code2RPA10 or 2RPB10
LevelStage 2
Learning AreaCross-Disciplinary
SemesterFull Year
Pre-requisitenone required
Additional CostsNone
SACE Credits10

Who is this course for?

This course is for students enrolling in Year 12 who have not completed Research Project. While this is a semester-length subject and attracts 10 SACE credits, students have the opportunity to use the full year to complete this subject.

Research Project is a compulsory element of the SACE which students must complete with a C- or higher grade in order to gain their SACE.

Students will complete either Research Project A or Research Project B.

What will I learn?

You will have the opportunity to study an area of interest in depth. It will require you to use your creativity and initiative while developing research and presentation skills you will need for further study or work. You will explore and develop one or more capabilities in the context of your research.

The four parts of the research framework are:

  1. FOLIO: Initiating, planning and managing the research
  2. FOLIO: Carrying out the research
  3. OUTCOME: Communicating the research outcome
  4. EVALUATION or REVIEW: Evaluating or Reviewing the research

This framework is flexible to accommodate different models and approaches to research and enquiry-based learning and to guide each student's research, on any topic and in any context.

How will I be assessed?

Internal 70%

  • Folio 30% (preliminary planning, research proposal and research development)
  • Research Outcome 40% (RPA: Maximum 1500 words or 10 minutes oral/multimodal equivalent; RPB: Maximum 2000 words or 12 minutes oral/multimodal equivalent)

External 30%

  • Review 30% (RPA Only: Maximum 1500 words or 10 minutes oral equivalent)
  • Evaluation 30% (RPB Only: Maximum 1500 words - written only)


none required



Last updated: 08 September 2022