The Key Stage 3 Extended Project has run successfully for the last 3 years and over 150 KS3 students have taken part. The project is targeted at students who are achieving well but who need an extra challenge to broaden their thinking. This is an opportunity for students to extend their learning by pursuing a topic or activity that they have a particular interest in.
The project is a chance to be independent learners. Students will choose an area/topic to focus on and explore a question that they have thought up themselves. They will then independently research and carry out a project in any media. Each student will be linked with a mentor (guru) in school who will help guide them in their work.
The project will conclude with some form of completed work: an essay, a piece of art, a scientific report, a song, etc. This work will be presented to staff who will feed back to the students. There will also be a presentation evening where students can, if they choose, give a short talk about their project to an audience of fellow participants and parents. There will be prizes for students in different categories.
This style of project is often used in A level courses and universities. Employers are impressed with students who demonstrate this kind of skill.
We hope that Key Stage 3 students take this opportunity to rise to this challenge and explore their passions.
Think big – Challenge Your Mind.
Click for the leaflet and form (PDF or Word document) explaining the project. All KS3 students have had an assembly explaining the project. The registration form is for students to complete to outline their possible ideas.
UPDATE: The presentation evening was on Wednesday 14th June and the students did themselves proud.
Please contact Rachel Cosgrove, Assistant Headteacher, if you have any queries.