Component 4: Cambridge Research Report

For A* Level only

  • not exceed 5000 words (excluding the bibliography)


Explanation and justification of the research report

After the completed reports have been submitted, teachers must hold a 10-minute interview/viva with each candidate. The teacher must have read the research report prior to the interview/viva and devised a line of questioning which will provide candidates with an opportunity to explain and justify their work with reference to:

  • the choice and use of research methods/methodology

  • the justification of any conclusions arising from the research findings

  • providing oral reasoned refection on what has been learnt and achieved throughout the research process

  • seeking confirmation that the work submitted is that of the candidate working alone.