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Extended Project Qualification at John Taylor High School Academy

Course description

The Extended Project is a major piece of individual research in which students have an opportunity to explore a topic or a question that is of particular interest to them. This could relate to future studies or career or just an area of interest. They are able to extend their knowledge and showcase their skills especially planning, research, critical thinking and evaluation. This course is an enrichment course and should be taken alongside 3 other A Levels or equivalent subjects.

Entry requirements

Good GCSE passes in all subjects.


Extended project assesses across the key evidence submitted. This must include:

- A completed log book which follows the ‘journey’ of the project.
- The project itself - usually a 5000-word report or an artefact, for example, an art piece, computer program, event, plus a minimum 1000 word report.
- A presentation covering all aspects of the project process to a non-specialist invited audience.

There are four assessment objectives, which can be assessed across all of the evidence, relating to:

- Managing the process
- Using resources
- Developing and realising the outcome
- Reviewing the process

Future opportunities

This qualification reflects the skills universities and employers demand.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 August 2017
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