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Research Project

Course Length: 10-credit
Learning Area: Cross-disciplinary (Compulsory)

What is in the course?

The Research Project is a compulsory 10-credit Stage 2 subject that students need to complete with a ‘C’ grade or better to achieve their SACE. Since this subject is recognised as a Stage 2 subject, it contains both school assessment and external assessment.


The Research Project gives students the opportunity to study an area of interest in depth. It allows students to use their creativity and initiative, while developing the research and presentation skills they will need for further study or work. At University Senior College it is seen as an opportunity for students to engage in a focused and academic piece of research. Students are encouraged to link their Research Project topics with their future study plans at university in order to further help prepare them for those unique demands. Students will be expected to develop their capabilities and develop their research skills, as well as become ethically minded researchers.

Students select one or more of the SACE capabilities - Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, and Intercultural Understanding - that they consider to be particularly relevant to their Research Project for development and demonstration. The demonstration, development and evaluation of the selected capabilities will be incorporated in the Research Folio.

It is expected that all students at University Senior College will undertake Research Project B, which has an external assessment that must be undertaken in written form. The Research Project may contribute to the ATAR score. In the Research Project students are also required to provide an evaluation of their project. This allows the student to critically discuss their research processes, findings and overall product.

  • Research Folio
  • Research Outcome
  • Summary and Evaluation

A more detailed description can be obtained from the SACE Website.


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