Subject Details - Stage 1 Research Project (line 5)

  
SACE StageSACE Stage 2
TAS SubjectTertiary Admission Subject
SACE Credits10 credits
FacultyHumanities
Subject Length1 semester
DescriptionThe Research Project is a compulsory subject of the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).
Students must complete the 10-credit Research Project at Stage 2 with a C grade or better.
Students:
• choose a topic based on an area of interest
• learn and apply research processes and knowledge and skills specific to their research topic
• record their research and evaluate what they have learnt.
The term ‘research’ is used broadly and may include practical or technical investigations, formal research, or exploratory inquiries.
Subject OutcomesStudents are expected to:
1. generate ideas to plan and develop a research project
2. consider the relevance of a chosen capability (communication, citizenship, personal development, or work) to their research
3. analyse information and explore ideas to develop their research
4. develop and apply specific knowledge and skills
5. produce a research outcome
6. evaluate their research.
Advice To StudentsStudents:
• choose a topic based on an area of interest
• learn and apply research processes and knowledge and skills specific to their research topic
• record their research and evaluate what they have learnt.
The term ‘research’ is used broadly and may include practical or technical investigations, formal research, or exploratory inquiries.
AssessmentSchool assessment (70%)
1. Folio (proposal, research development, and discussion) (30%)
2. Research outcome (40%)
External assessment (30%)
3. Evaluation (including the written summary) (30%)
Additional InformationStudents enrol in either Research Project A or Research Project B, depending on whether or not the student want the subject to contribute to their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). These enrolment options vary only in how students present their evaluation for external assessment.