Below are some starting points for inspiration. You may of course focus your project on something completely different, but some people like to have some ideas to choose from. Feel free to adapt them as you wish, or ignore them entirely. The examples below were all taken from previous Externally-Set Assignment starting points.
How to spice up your project:
This document shows some examples of how different GCSE students in the past have approached their projects. Use it to help you add variety to your own work.
AQA's Guide to drawing for different purposes:
Different materials to experiment with:
Drawing experimental techniques:
Acrylic Painting Techniques: