Post-16: Planning an expedition

4. After your visit: submit your plan

Submit your plan for funding and evaluate your classmates' work.

Submit your plan

Check your work covers the key points. Print out your plan and add a cover page. Make sure it is neatly presented for submission to the funding board.


Your expedition plan has to be submitted for funding. The plans must go through a process of peer review to check that they are worthwhile:

  1. Everyone in the class should read 3 other students' expedition plans.
  2. As you read, make notes using the criteria in the checklist below and give each project a mark. You can give a maximum of 2 points for each of the 7 criteria so the maximum overall mark for a plan is 14.
  3. If you want to mark each others' work anonymously you can use numbers instead of names to label the plans.
  4. Your teacher will have a list of names/numbers on a spreadsheet – write in your marks.
  5. Add up the marks.
  6. The top 3 projects need to present their proposal to the class.
  7. Vote to decide who you would award funding money to.


  • What are they studying?
  • Why is it important?
  • Where are they travelling?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What do they need to take?
  • How will they analyse the data?
  • Have they linked it to research?

Well done!

We hope you enjoyed writing your report. You have now learnt about the process of planning a research expedition.

If you have any comments or suggestions please email us.

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