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.

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  • Achieving good practical science through extended projects

    All Saints RC School, York"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.

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