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Extended Project (AS Level) at Wath Comprehensive School: A Language College

Course description

This course is designed to deepen your understanding of a topic entirely of your own choice. Your chosen topic can be linked to a personal interest, a subject you enjoy, or a course you plan to study at degree level. Under the supervision of your Extended Project teacher, you will design and shape your project into an end product, which could take the form of an essay, an investigation or an artefact. You will then present this to a non-specialist audience. This course is perfect if you enjoy working creatively within your own time limits to create an independent project.

Course content

You will be taught a wide range of skills relating to research methodologies during 30 hours of taught lessons. These will include skills in planning and designing a project, such as formulating clear aims and hypotheses. You will also learn about research and referencing, such as how to reference using the Harvard system. In addition, you will develop skills in problem solving, synthesising and evaluating information, and time management.

There is also a presentation element to the course, in which you will learn valuable skills in speaking and listening.

In addition to the 30 hours of taught lessons, you will also have regular meetings with your Extended Project teacher, where you will discuss your project and receive advice and guidance about how to shape and develop your project.

Essay or investigation projects have a word count of 5,000 words. Artefact products must produce something, such as a piece of artwork, and have an accompanying report of at least 1,000 words.

Entry requirements

A minimum grade 6 in English Language


Assessment is by coursework.

Future opportunities

The Extended Project is an extremely versatile AS choice and is highly regarded by Higher Education establishments, because it teaches skills in creativity, problem solving and independence. It can be tailored to fit with any future degree choice.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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: 24 September 2018

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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