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Extended Project Qualification at John Willmott School (JWS)

Course description

LEVEL Level 3

EXAMINATION BOARD AQA City & Guilds

Course content

COURSE INFORMATION

There are certain requirements which set the Extended Project Qualification from your other studies:

• It requires independent research and learning to extend your studies.

• You must choose your path of study in negotiation with your Supervisor.

• You have to show that you can plan, deliver and present your project work.

• There is some teaching of necessary skills involved, but the majority of your learning will require your own self-motivation and strong organisational skills.

• Your work will be monitored and ‘mentored’ by a Project Supervisor’, they may suggest other people who can also help you.

• The EPQ will develop your independent research and study skills. You will learn how to carry out research effectively, and as you study something in more depth your personal learning and thinking skills will improve.

Assessment

SPECIFICATION AND UNITS OF STUDY

The EPQ is an opportunity to do a project in a subject area in which you are interested. It provides a context for developing critical thinking and project management skills – these are widely transferable, and may be useful in other courses now or later on.  The EPQ assesses your ability to plan, carry out, report on, and evaluate a project.

The emphasis of the assessment is on the process, a presentation and report, and other appropriate evidence of your work.  It is a Level 3 Qualification and lasts one year.

 

Future opportunities

WHERE CAN THE COURSE LEAD?

The skills you develop as part of the Extended Project Qualification will provide you with a solid foundation in study and research skills.  These skills will benefit you in your university studies, if you choose to go on to higher education, and in future employment.

Because you are following an area of personal interest, the project will bring freshness to your studies, and might help you decide on future employment or educational options

Further information

WHO TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION Miss T Richards

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Willmott School (JWS) directly.

Last updated date: 12 November 2014
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