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The Extended Project Qualification at Aylesbury High School

Course description


The Extended Project gives students more control over their studies. Students can choose to explore a further aspect of a subject they are studying, or another subject or simply choose a topic that they have a personal interest in.

The course is suitable for students who want to:

• have a significant input into the choice and design of an extended project and take responsibility for an individual task,

• develop and improve their own learning and performance as critical, reflective and independent learners,

• develop and apply decision-making and, where appropriate, problem-solving skills,

• extend their planning, research, critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and presentation skills,

• develop, where appropriate, as e-confident learners and apply new technologies in their studies,

• develop and apply skills creatively, demonstrating initiative and enterprise,

• use their learning experiences to support their personal aspirations for higher education and career development.


What do I Need?

You need to be organised, self-motivated and have a love of studying and research.

Course content


Students choose a topic to study, complete a production log to document the project process, plan, research and carry out their project and prepare a presentation on the outcome.

Topics that are being covered this year include:

Will humans evolve further?

How effective are treatments for arthritis?

Was Manet the first modern painter?

What are the differences between English and French Law?

Entry requirements


In January of Year 12 you will be asked if you would like to do the Extended Project Qualification in Year 13 - there is no need to apply now for this course



The completed research project is internally marked and externally moderated.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 August 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year