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The Extended Project at Dartford Science & Technology College

Course description

The Extended Project will develop and extend from one or more of the learner’s study areas and/or from an area of personal interest or activity outside their main

programme of study. It will be based on a topic chosen by the learner(s) and agreed as appropriate by the centre.

Delivery of the Extended Project Qualification in centres will involve some teaching of the necessary skills, supervision and assessment of the learner’s progress.  It will involve extended autonomous work by the learner.

Course content

Learners are required to:

• choose an area of interest

• draft a title and aims of the project for formal approval by the centre

• plan, research and carry out the project

• deliver a presentation to a specified audience

• provide evidence of all stages of project development and production for assessment

The learner will:

• identify, design, plan and complete an individual project, applyinga range of organisational skills and strategies to meet agreed objectives

• obtain, critically select and use select information from a range of sources; analyse data, apply it relevantly and demonstrate understanding of any appropriate linkages, connections and complexities of the topic

• select and use a range of skills, including new technologies where appropriate, solve problems, take decisions critically, creatively and flexibly, to achieve planned outcomes

• evaluate outcomes both in relation to agreed objectives and own learning and performance. Select and use a range of communication skills and media to present evidenced outcomes and conclusions in appropriate format

Entry requirements

Students must be studying the equivalent of at least three A level subjects


Learners produce an original piece of extended writing based on an area of interest

Future opportunities

The Extended Project Qualification offers opportunities for learners to:

• develop and improve their own learning and performance as critical, reflective and independent learners

• develop and apply decision-making and, where appropriate, problem-solving skills

• extend their planning, research, critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and presentation skills

• develop and apply skills creatively, demonstrating initiative and enterprise

• use their learning experiences to support their aspirations for higher education and/or career development

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: 22 October 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: 50024097

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