The Research Project is an opportunity to:
Throughout the project, you are in control of your own learning.
Many of the skills you develop in the Research Project are transferable and may help you be successful in jobs and further study. These skills include:
You can research anything that interests you. Your Research Project, for example, could be scientific, artistic, sporting or historical. It could be a subject-based, discipline-based, or community-based project, or any number of other options. As your learning is central to this subject, it is important to choose your research question carefully and seek advice from your teacher.
You need to understand the research framework. There are four parts to the research framework (which you can find in the subject outlines):
You will also need an understanding of the performance standards. These are also in the subject outline. Read them carefully as the performance standards tell you how your work will be assessed.
The scaled scores from your best subjects (full-year equivalent subjects) will be used by the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) to determine your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). A result in Research Project A or Research Project B can be included in your best-scaled scores as part of your 'flexible option'.
Think about something that you are interested in and how it could lead to a research question. Planning your research processes is also important. It does not matter if you change your plans later, but you need to show your thinking about these processes. Your proposal, which is part of your Folio, is an opportunity to outline what you are going to research and how you are going to go about it.
SACE Board Chief Executive Dr Neil McGoran explains the value and importance of the Research Project in the SACE. See Video below https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=VW5UDiN66H4&feature=emb_logo