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What is coursework?

To offer you a better idea of how coursework varies from one subject to some other, below are a few examples:

  • English - English coursework usually takes the proper execution of an extended essay with a title of your choice. You're usually given a choice of themes and/or texts to explore, and you can select a format like a comparison between a collection text and another one.
  • Geography - Geography coursework usually is targeted on the gathering, reporting and interpretation of data made to answer a particular geographical question. You could investigate usage of a shopping centre, as an example, or look at erosion on a particular beach.
  • Sciences - Coursework for science subjects often takes the proper execution of a scientific project or experiment that you conduct and report on yourself.

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