8 Investigative projects
Students should have opportunities to do open-ended and extended investigative projects.
- there should be opportunities for students to do open-ended extended investigative projects in science.
- the school should have laboratory facilities such that all students who want to can carry out extended practical science investigations, particularly among post-16-year-olds.
- STATISTICS FOR BIOLOGY INVESTIGATIONS
Support for data analysis, accessible to both teachers and post-16 students.
- SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS
A handy guide to every stage of an independent research project.
- EXTENDED PROJECT WITH PLANTS (SAPS)
A range of ideas for extended investigations into plant growth and physiology.
- CREST AWARDS
Well regarded, high-quality projects with tangible recognition of success.
- INSPIRING STUDENTS WITH EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION
The case study of Hills Road Sixth Form College who delivered EPQ to over 2000 students.
- NATIONAL SCHOOL OBSERVATORY
Take control of the Liverpool robotic telescope and collect real data!
- ENSURING YOUR EXTENDED PROJECT IS ETHICAL
A useful set of questions for students to consider.
- NUFFIELD PLACEMENTS: ACROSS THE UK
Students can work alongside real scientists. Particularly valuable to students from low-income families.
"We see the extended project as an opportunity to engage students in science whilst boosting independent learning, creativity, communication and teamwork skills."
Lisa Niven works at All Saints RC School in York, which was praised as an example of best practice for the role played by extended investigative projects in Year 12. In this article, Lisa discusses the role extended projects play in inspiring students with science.