Student Name: ………………………
Middle School Personal Project
Students are required to produce a 1,000-1,500 researched (footnotes, bibliography) written project.
The personal project is intended to act as a stepping stone for students who will be faced with the IB DP 4,000 word extended essay in the Sixth Form. The personal project may be completed: • in any one of a student’s academic subjects • in another subject which a student is not currently studying but may have an interest in • alternatively a personal project may focus on a topic unrelated to academic subjects in the traditional sense – see below
Students’ personal projects may not overlap directly with regular assignments in their academic subjects.
A personal project could focus on: • A family history research project • A theme from the PSHE programme • An environmental theme • A theme related to scientific thought and developments, aesthetics, ethics, culture • A theme related to some aspect of the CAS programme such as community service, leadership, expeditions, team sports
Further ideas or suggestions related to some to these themes are included in Appendix One
|4th Form | |
|October, after PWE |Students choose subject/topic and supervisor, meet supervisor and obtain agreement to |
| |supervise. Initial discussion on title. |
|December |Students meet supervisors to finalise title before the end of the term |
|January-February |Students produce plan and identify research material