Year 10 Research


What do you wish you knew more about? Aeronautical engineering? A particular endangered animal? What questions or problems do you passionately wish to explore?

In this subject, you will be able to follow your interests and explore a research question that appeals to you. You will learn to find high quality sources of information, and bring this information together to present your findings. Your final presentation can take the form of a report, PowerPoint, model, film, or any appropriate method of presentation.

The term “research” is used broadly and may include practical or technical investigations, formal research, or exploratory inquiries. You will need to be self-motivated and good at working on extended investigations or projects, over a full semester.

You will be rewarded for your efforts by gaining knowledge, skills and research expertise in an area that is of personal interest to you!

What do you do?

In studying this subject you will:

  • complete weekly online activities
  • develop an online folio that demonstrates your research development and thinking
  • develop a Final Research Product.

The Final Research Product can take a number of forms, such as:

  • written results, conclusions, recommendations, or solutions to a problem or question (e.g. an essay, a report, a booklet, or an article)
  • a product (e.g. an artifact, a manufactured article, or a work of art or literature) and a producer’s statement
  • a display or exhibition with annotations
  • a multimedia presentation and podcast
  • a performance (live or recorded) with a supporting statement.

In Module A Plan, students creatively brainstorm various research ideas and problems, develop a research question from the identified problem, and justify the importance and significance of their research question.

In Module B Gather, students develop research skills in collecting, organising and engaging with credible sources in their field of study.

In Module C Create, students plan, construct and create a research project draft and present their research findings in a Final Research Product.

In Module D Share and Reflect, students reflect on the research process and assess what aspect of research planning worked well and what might be modified in a future research project.

What skills do you develop?

You will develop skills including the ability to:

  • question sources of information
  • make effective decisions
  • evaluate your own progress
  • be innovative
  • solve problems.

To make a start on thinking and choosing an appropriate and achievable research question, you can watch the following video:




You must have access to the internet in order to access this course. Weekly work will be completed and submitted online.

Things you can do now

Contact the VSV to discuss your proposed research project ideas. Please phone 03 8480 0000 and ask to speak to the Yr 10 Research Teacher. We would be delighted to hear about your proposed research and to talk more about the Research subject.

Go to the VCAA website for more information about this subject.