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

Course description

The Extended Project is the opportunity to develop independent working skills.  It is not a subject-specific qualification and there is not a set format to the project you will do.  Students are expected to complete an in-depth study of a topic they have a particular interest in.  This could take the form of an essay, an experiment or a practical activity.  The project should be related to real world applications.

Content and Assessment

You will have taught lessons on different research techniques and different formal reporting techniques.

You will decide on your own research topic and title.

You will be assessed on the way in which you develop and complete the project, your management of time, your use of resources and your evaluation of your own work.

As well as a formal write up of the work, you will deliver a presentation of your work to an audience of teachers and students.  This presentation will include a question and answer session related to your project.

Other Information

The qualification is roughly equivalent to an AS Level.  Many universities acknowledge the Extended Project as a desirable qualification as it gives students independent work skills as well as an in-depth knowledge of the chosen subject area.  The qualification has often been a point of advantageous discussion at university interviews.

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: 16 July 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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