Extended Investigation is an exciting new VCE Unit 3-4. The study involves students designing, investigating and presenting a research project that is based on their own specialised interests. The Extended Investigation is based on a research question that students design and a research focus can come from any discipline area.
Classroom teaching focuses on building skills and an understanding of the research process including designing research questions, planning approaches to research and applying critical thinking skills. Students conduct their research independently with the ongoing support of a teacher and specialist mentor. The results of the investigation are presented in a written report together with an oral presentation. This is an ideal subject for students interested in building the skills needed to undertake tertiary study.