Extended Project (Enrichment) at Hillview School for Girls
This qualification offers you an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge by producing an extended piece of work either in an area you are studying or in which you have a particular interest. It requires a high degree of planning, preparation, research and autonomous working.
You decide the title and the format of your project. The outcome may be an extended piece of written work, an investigation or piece of practical work, a performance, a piece of creative work or an artefact. The Extended Project is not only assessed on the product but also on the process, so you will have to do a presentation at the end of your project and complete a detailed log.
Applicants to this programme are expected to have at least to meeting the Hillview entry criteria plus have a Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language.
The Extended Project focuses on skills and is assessed against the following criteria:
• Manage: design and plan your project, apply organisational skills and strategies, complete the project
• Use resources: obtain and select information from a range of sources, analyse data, apply analytical skills
• Develop and realise: use a range of skills including new technologies to solve problems, take decisions and achieve planned outcomes
• Review: evaluate outcomes, apply communication and presentation skills.
The project is internally supervised and assessed by the students’ mentors. Evidence may include a journal, video, database, etc...
All evidence needs to be recorded as part of the assessment process.
The Extended Project is equivalent to half an A2 course and therefore gives you UCAS points useful to apply to Universities. It is specifically designed to aid transition to higher education by equipping students with the research and independent study skills they will need to succeed at University.
The Extended Project can be linked to any / all of your subjects or even subjects you are not studying this year.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hillview School for Girls directly.