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Achieving good practical science through extended projects

The Gatsby Charitable Foundation recently launched Good Practical Science, a new report outlining ten benchmarks for secondary schools to transform practical science education in England.

All Saints RC School in York was praised as an example of best practice for the role played by extended investigative projects in Year 12. Extended investigative projects in this context are defined as investigations with no predetermined outcome lasting more than one week.

This case study showcases the benefits of extended projects and explains why more schools should take this approach.

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