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Extended Project at Kings Norton Girls' School & Sixth Form

Course description

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is designed to allow students to choose an area of interest they would like to explore and deepen their understanding of. Students are required to:

 

  • Choose an area of interest and draft their project title and aims.

  • Plan, research and carry out their project.

  • Keep a production log of all stages of the project production, reviewing and evaluating their progress.

  • Complete the project product.

  • Prepare and deliver a presentation.

  • Review the outcome of their project and presentation

Course content

Students are required to:

 

  • Choose an area of interest and draft their project title and aims.

  • Plan, research and carry out their project.

  • Keep a production log of all stages of the project production, reviewing and evaluating their progress.

  • Complete the project product.

  • Prepare and deliver a presentation.

  • Review the outcome of their project and presentation

     

    The project can either take the form of a 5,000-word written report or an artefact and 1,000-word report. The artefact can be a performance, model, portfolio, creative writing etc.

     

During the EPQ, students will learn to:

  • manage – identify, design, plan, and complete a project applying organisational skills and strategies to meet their stated objectives

  • use resources/research – obtain and select information from a range of sources, analyse data, apply it relevantly, and demonstrate understanding of any appropriate connections and complexities of their topic

  • develop and realise – use a range of skills, including using new technologies, to solve problems, to take decisions critically, creatively and flexibly, and to achieve their aims

  • review – evaluate the outcome, including their learning and performance.

At the start of the course students will be required to attend study skills session designed to give students the skills required to complete the project successfully. This will include planning, research skills, referencing, report writing and presenting to an audience

Entry requirements

To be successful on this course you must be able to manage your own time and meet deadlines. You need to be an independent learner and will be required to work in your own time to complete your project

 

Assessment

Exam board: AQA

There is no final examination for this course. Students are assessed on the final product of their project and on the process itself. The qualification will assess the students’ ability to manage, develop, record, realise and evaluate their projects.

Future opportunities

Progression routes and careers:

 

During the process, students will develop as independent, reflective learners and acquire knowledge and transferable skills that are invaluable for further study and the workplace.

Universities support and value the EPQ as evidence of a student's ability to use a range of skills that are vital for successful study in higher education. The qualification is graded A* -E and is worth half of an A Level e.g. 28 UCAS points for an A*.

Further information

Come to one of our Sixth Form Open Events to experience our vibrant and thriving community first hand:

Open Evening - Monday 18th September, 2017 from 5pm - 8pm

Open Morning - Tuesday 19th September, 2017 from 9am - 11am

Meet the Sixth Form and Careers Fair - Wednesday 15th November, 2017 from 3.30pm - 5.30pm

A copy of our application form and prospectus can be downloaded from https://kingsnortongirls.fluencycms.co.uk/Sixth-Form-Admissions or by contacting Zoe Nelmes, Sixth Form Administrator – znelmes@kngs.co.uk

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 August 2017
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