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QUESTION: WHAT IS IT?
ANSWER: ANYTHING YOU LIKE!
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LOVE LEARNING? LOVE LIFE! • This will give you an invaluable opportunity to pursue and show off your own interests. • You should approach a member of the teaching staff to be your supervisor and should benefit from the support and advice they will bring to your project. • Be as creative as you like – why stick to a formal essay? • Develop your research and problem-solving skills – these are transferable life skills. 6
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THE TEMPLE PROJECT QUALIFICATION WHAT IS IT? The Temple Project Qualification is part of the enrichment programme at Brighton and Hove High School. Our mission statement stipulates that we provide for our students an education which will “… empower them to think for themselves and to discover the excitement which intellectual curiosity brings, as well as a sense of self-worth and individuality.” The TPQ has four levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. It leads naturally on to the nationally recognised Extended Project Qualification which universities are beginning to ask for, as well as high A Level grades. 8
THE TEMPLE PROJECT QUALIFICATION • This is a stand-alone, in-house qualification which provides the opportunity for an individual student to develop and extend an area of personal interest or activity outside their main timetabled lessons. Your topic might be an interest sparked off in a lesson but tangential to your main subjects. It could be that your hobbies or extra-curricular interests are a passion you could explore through TPQ. • The project is very flexible! Many students will complete a formal written essay but some may choose to produce a multimedia presentation (for example, a film) or an artefact (for example, a sculpture) and complement this with a report. Projects must be agreed with the supervisor – so ask for what you want! • The process is as important as the finished assessment piece. You will need to keep a production log which demonstrates the time you have spent, the obstacles you encountered and the solutions you discovered. 9
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TPQ AWARD YEAR GROUP MINIMUM RECOMMEND ED HOURS SPENT FINAL PROJECT
BRONZE YEAR 7
SILVER YEAR 8
GOLD YEAR 9
PLATINUM YEAR 10
PROJECTS COULD INCLUDE: A PIECE OF ART; A MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION; A FILM; AN ARTEFACT; AN ESSAY – or an idea of the student’s own which is approved by their in-school supervisor
Word limits – written 400 evaluation to accompany creative piece Word limit if writing a 1000 formal essay
How could you use these project formats? * Design – a toy/vehicle/website/stage set/blueprint of an invention * Report with findings from an investigation – working with disadvantaged people/scientific study/ geographical fieldwork/business venture * Artefact – artwork/costumes for a film or play/working model/video game/educational game * Essay– critical analysis of the work of an author or film director.
THE TEMPLE PROJECT QUALIFICATION HERE ARE SOME IDEAS • Bronze think of a historical character or event. Read up about him/her/it, and record in your research record what you consider to be the key points. Select between six and eight and then tell the story of the chosen subject in the form of a cartoon strip or film. • Silver choose and research the life of a historical character and record your findings in your research record. Write a script demonstrating his/her importance. Find and use sources to support your argument. You could present the script as your project, or actually make the documentary. • Gold take a fictional version of a historical event, such as The Other Boleyn Girl, Wolf Hall, Titanic or Birdsong. Research the actual events on which the fictional version is based and record your findings in your research record. Write an analysis of the fictional version, showing where it deviates from historical fact; explain why, and show how this affects the story. 14
THE TEMPLE PROJECT QUALIFICATION HERE ARE SOME IDEAS ROAD SAFETY IN TEMPLE GARDENS. Start a campaign which will encourage our students to be more traffic-conscious (and safer!) AND which will get the local council to set up a crossing on the road. This could include: Statistics (numbers of girls/ ages / frequency) regarding crossing of roads etc. Geography (car speeds / types of vehicles / visibility / what about winter when it is dark too) Art (create items to promote the issue, such as posters / flyers / twitter etc Government & Politics (look at how to put pressure on the Council, petitions etc) History (has it always been a problem in early days of the school etc etc The Road Safety Officer told Mrs Armstrong they would lend their instruments for a day for speed checking if you like!e fun.
THE TEMPLE PROJECT QUALIFICATION HERE ARE SOME IDEAS The Discovery of DNA Year 7 (Bronze) Write an account about the discovery of DNA. Who? When? Where? Why? How? An excellent film to watch which will help begin the process is ‘Life Story’. You could attempt to build a structure of DNA! Year 8 (Silver) Write an account of The Human Genome Project. Find out when it was started and by whom. What can we do with this knowledge and how is it useful. Perhaps you could explore other avenues like cloning. Year 9 (Gold) Write an account Genetic Counselling and Gene therapy. What is it? When is it used? Who could benefit from it? Maybe you could write about a reallife account of when gene therapy has been used. Year 10 (Platinum) All of the above plus what impact will this have on the future? Is it right or wrong? More of a philosophical debate. 16
Or.... â€˘ Come up with your own, superior idea! â€˘ All ideas need to be approved by your supervisor but this is all about independent thought and interests.
CHECK OUT THE TPQ DOCUMENTS SECTION FOR MORE INFORMATION – EG: HELP WITH THE ALL-IMPORTANT PRODUCTION LOG!
THE TEMPLE PROJECT QUALIFICATION • CERTIFICATES TO BE WON • PRIZES TO BE WON! • PARENTS AND STUDENTS INVITED TO A CELEBRATION SHOW IN THE AUTUMN TERM • THE ‘BEST-IN-SCHOOL’ FOR EACH LEVEL WILL BE INVITED TO THE WHOLE SCHOOL PRIZE-GIVING IN THE AUTUMN TERM 23
HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED • THERE ARE FOUR AWARDS: BRONZE, SILVER, GOLD AND PLATINUM • THERE ARE DIFFERENT LEVELS FOR EACH: AWARD, MERIT, DISTINCTION 24
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