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AS Extended Project at Bridgewater High School

Course description

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.

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 we 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.


Entry requirements

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

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bridgewater High School directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year