Extended Project Qualification at Thomas Tallis School
AS Level only
This course demands students to take control of their own learning and time, by allowing them the opportunity to study a project of their own design. The projects students create are individual and will allow students to develop their creative, analytical, evaluative, and practical skills. As part of a group, students will help develop each other’s ideas and communication skills through a series of discussions and presentations. This course is only offered as an AS level, but students have the potential to achieve an A* grade, which is not available in other AS programmes.
5 grade A*-C at GCSE, which would include English and preferably a humanities subject.
The projects are assessed on individual merit. This course is 100% coursework and will be assessed according to what students produce as their end project. There are four areas that projects are categorised and assessed under; 1. A dissertation – this is a questions students pose for themselves on an area of interest, they then research and produce an extended piece of writing of up to 6000 words. 2. A field study- this is study that can start with a hypothesis or questions that requires data collection and analysis, this is accompanied by an extended piece of writing of up to 6000 words. 3. A performance- students can give a brief they wish to respond to with a visual/ audio performance, this includes film, plays, music or dances- students are required to write a 2000 word project evaluating and depicting the research, choices/ journey they have taken to create the performance. 4. An artefactstudents can give a design brief they wish to produce in a physical format, whether it be a piece of art work, a website or a book – the possibilities are endless. Students are required to complete a 2000 word evaluation of their project showing their research, choices and journey taken to complete the final piece. 100% coursework assessed by teachers within school and externally moderated by the exam board. Students can opt to enter their project at different points throughout the year, either a summer entry in their first year of AS level or January/ summer of their second year of A levels.
Any degree programme would welcome the extended project AS level, especially if the students pursue a project in the field they wish to study at university level. The research and communication and time management skills required to complete a successful project, coupled with the extensive writing of the project would be looked on favourably by most universities/ employers.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thomas Tallis School directly.