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Extended Project Qualification at Archbishop Ilsley Catholic Technology College and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

Edexcel Level 3 Extended Projects support students with the transition to higher education or into the world of work. They provide opportunities for the development of critical, reflective, problem-solving and independent learning skills through the planning, research and evaluation of a self-selected project. Throughout their in-depth study, students will develop and apply skills creatively, resulting in one of the two project outcomes, dissertation or performance.

Course content

Edexcel Project is an exciting new qualification for students of all abilities and interests. It is highly recommended by schools and leading higher education institutions for providing students with a means of acquiring independent learning skills. These skills will help with their existing study and prepare them for higher education or working life.
 
Edexcel Level 3 Extended Projects support students with the transition to higher education or into the world of work. They provide opportunities for the development of critical, reflective, problem-solving and independent learning skills through the planning, research and evaluation of a self-selected project.
 
Throughout their in-depth study, students will develop and apply skills creatively, resulting in one of the two project outcomes, dissertation or performance. 
 

Entry requirements

5 A*-C Grades at GCSE 

Assessment

The course will be assessed using the grading criteria set by Edexcel and will be graded from G – A*. The assessment for this course will be 100% coursework although there is a presentation element that student are required to complete in order to achieve a grade from the EPQ.
 
Grading Equivalents 
A* = 70 UCAS Point = Equivalent to 0.5 GCE A level at grade A
A = 60 UCAS Point = Equivalent to 0.5 GCE A level at grade A
B = 50 UCAS Point = Equivalent to 0.5 GCE A level at grade B
C = 40 UCAS Point = Equivalent to 0.5 GCE A level at grade C
D = 30 UCAS Point = Equivalent to 0.5 GCE A level at grade D
E = 20 UCAS Point = Equivalent to 0.5 GCE A level at grade C
 
The course will run from September till February which will allow students to complete the course early enough that it should not interfere with other subject deadlines or revision for end of year examinations. 
 

 

Future opportunities

Future Opportunities – where might this lead you?
 
Many Apprenticeships and Universities look fondly on the Extended Project Qualification as this qualification demonstrates that you have been able to complete and self-manage a project of your choosing. In addition to this they value the key skills developed through this qualification. 
 
Just some of the Universities that support the Extended Project Qualification: 
University of Bristol
University of Cambridge
University of Edinburgh
University of Glasgow
Newcastle University
University of Oxford
University of Manchester
University of Warwick
 
Just some of the Apprenticeship schemes that you could get with the help of the Extended Project Qualification:
Google
BMI
Jaguar Landrover
BAE Systems
British Gas
Santander
NHS
Boots
ITV
Airbus
 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Archbishop Ilsley Catholic Technology College and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 14 November 2016
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