Students are required to carry out research on a topic that they have chosen which is not covered by their other qualifications. They then use this research to produce a written report or an artefact.
A student can take inspiration from something studied in class or something completely unrelated to their studies.
Students are expected to work independently and need to be very self-motivated. It will involve extended autonomous work by the student.
At least 4-5 or A*-C including English or Maths at grade C/4 or above.