Extended Project Qualification

Level 3

Duration: 2 Years

Contact: Mr S Ridgway

Entry Requirements

Level 4 or above at GCSE English Language and a minimum of 3 other Level 3 qualifications being taken alongside the Extended Project. This course is ideal for students in Year 13 or 14 who require an additional one year academic course to complete their programme.

Course Content

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 and can be in the form of a dissertation or a piece of creative writing.

Dissertation: This course is assessed in the form of a dissertation, usually between 5,000 and 10,000 words.

Creative Writing: This course is ideal for students who enjoy writing creatively and wish to take their writing further. The content will be modelled on elements of the current A Level Creative Writing course and will enable students to produce extensive written pieces in prose, drama, poetry or non-fiction, which will be assessed in the form of an artefact. Students will complete a writing journal, will participate in workshop sessions and will carry out detailed evaluations of their work.

For further information on these different formats, please contact Mr. Ridgway or search for Pearson Extended Project.

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.


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