All students at Harington are encouraged during term 2 to submit a Harington Challenge. This is a mini project where you can research a topic of your choice. The range previously has been absolutely massive – from the arguments of legalising performance enhancing drugs in sport, to the psychology of serial killers, through to the considering why India is more environmental sustainable than the UK, or whether humans will ever break the 9s mark for the 100m. Any topic is possible. All we ask is that you try and link the title to a future career area.
The skills developed during the Harington Challenge (research, presentation) are invaluable. Every year approximately 30-35 students will then decide to develop this idea and complete an Extended Project Qualification (worth half an A level).