Extended Project

What are the entry requirements?

Students would normally be expected to be studying for several AS qualifications in a range of subjects.

Course Outline

The opportunity to explore an area of study not covered by the normal specification for a particular subject. Students will have to show the ability to organise, plan and research independently with only minimal input from staff.

How will I be assessed?

Students must produce for assessment: a learner commentary (like a diary), a dissertation/investigation/artefact/ performance and must deliver a presentation detailing the project from beginning to end.

What will I study?

The Extended Project is a stand-alone qualification worth a maximum of 70 UCAS points where the emphasis is on skills not content.

Projects can take the following forms:

A dissertation approx – 5,000 words

An investigation/report approx. – 5,000 words

An artefact e.g. a software program or an item

of furniture – approx. 2,000 words

A performance – e.g. play, film production

– approx. 2,000 words

You will be expected to design, manage, realise and review your own project and keep a log throughout of successes and failures. Through the Extended Project you can pursue your passion for a very specific area of a particular subject and in doing so, show off skills not necessarily required at “A” level.

Where can it lead me?

The Extended Project is proof of the ability to work independently and to plan effectively and consequently is very popular with universities (particularly the most prestigious ones!)

Course Information
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