Extended Project Level 3 at Riddlesdown Collegiate
The AQA Extended Project is a course that you can take in addition to your A Levels in Year 13. It is not a course that you opt for in Year 12. The Extended Project (EPQ) provides you with an opportunity to exercise your abilities beyond the A Level syllabus and prepare for university or your future career. You can also use it to earn extra UCAS points. You are given the opportunity to research and write an essay of up to 5,000 words on a topic of your choice. You can produce an artefact or a piece of music, art or drama as part of your project. You will be allocated a personal tutor to guide you through the process. The qualification counts as an AS but as it is expected to be at A2 standard so the actual project is written in Year 13. Many universities including members of the Russell Group value the EPQ and admissions tutors are prepared to include the qualification in the offers they make.
Completely student driven.
Extremely good time management
A high standard of literacy
The ability to be a critical, reflective and independent learner and to act upon advice The ability to make decisions and solve problems
The ability to plan, research, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information independently
The ability to apply new technologies confidently
The ability to demonstrate creativity and initiative
Universities and potential employers alike appreciate the range and depth of skills you will develop during the project. The skills you acquire during the project will be useful for your other studies and transferable across a range of subjects. It is also excellent preparation for essay based university courses, since it teaches the kind of in depth research and analysis that Is vital for further education theses and dissertations. Many universities are now adapting and lowering offers for students who do the Extended Project.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Riddlesdown Collegiate directly.