Extended Project at Nailsea School
The Extended Project is just that – a project on whatever you want to do, it could be a written piece of up to 5000 words, or you could make an artefact or put on a performance. It can be linked to one of your A Level subjects, or based on a completely different interest. You will have a supervisor but the work is largely independent and down to you. Please note this is not available until after mock exams at the end of Year 12.
Research, selection, independent working, time management, planning and whatever skills are required for your chosen project.
This is A Level standard in terms of difficulty, it attracts the same UCAS tariff points as half an A Level due to less time spent on the qualification.
Entry to the Sixth Form is not automatic, but depends on:
Achieving 5 grade 4s or above for entry to level 3 courses and meeting the individual entry requirements of your chosen Level 3 courses.
All universities like this qualification as it develops skills and teaching methods that they will build on. The independent approach is something employers will look for too.
Year 13 Student:
This has allowed me to explore a topic Iwish to study at university and effectively write a dissertation on something that I have an avid personal interest in. I have been able to apply some of the theories and material introduced to me through A Level Psychology, yet take this far beyond, deploying techniques and study skills that I am hoping will stand me in good stead when I go on to undergraduate study. I have had to be resourceful, resilient, independent and selfmanaging, and I know that universities value this.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nailsea School directly.