The Extended Project is suitable for students who are independent and self-motivated learners as this course requires them to direct and manage their own project and deadlines. It is essential that the students have a passion for the topic that they decide to base their project around.
The course helps develop independent research, extended writing and project management skills and teaches transferable skills for education or the workplace. Students gain exactly half the A Level value for UCAS points on the new tariff scale, making the qualification more valuable than a new AS Level. The Extended Project is a very popular qualification with universities.
This course can take the form of a variety of different final pieces; students may produce an artefact, dissertation, investigation or performance.
For further information on these different formats, please contact Mr. Ridgway or access the Extended Project on the Pearson website, using the link below
A grade 4 or higher at GCSE English and three other options being taken alongside the Extended Project
The project is ideal for students who are intending to apply for higher education as it offers students the opportunity to enhance many skills that universities are looking for. These skills include: research skills, independence, organisation, self-motivation, essay writing skills, performing skills and creativity. Many of these attributes also apply to a vast range of job opportunities in the wider world.