At the end of the first week back after Christmas pupils will write up their investigations. Some time spent at home reserching using the internet and/or books will really help prepare them for this assessment.
For the first lesson back after the holiday all pupils should have a question for the extended essay (can hand this before the holiday as well). An essay on the Germany topic will also be completed in the first week so preparation for that should start now so less to do during the holiday!
Deposits are being collected and a final price will be established. As it is near Christmas the next payment will not be until early February.