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Extended Project Level 3 at Wood Green School

Course description

The Extended Project Qualification is an independent piece of research done that is carried out with supervisor support but minimal supervision. You select an area of interest, pose a research question and start delving deeper into the topic and conducting primary and secondary research. You will have occasional meetings with a supervisor, whose role it is to ask you questions and support you in reflecting on your progress.

In addition, you will receive lessons in critical thinking, report writing, referencing, library research skills and presentation skills. You will keep an on-going Project Production Log, write a report and present your project to an audience with a question and answer session. The written report is usually 5000 words long (1000 words if you produce an actual artefact or performance as part of your project). All in all, you are expected to carry out approximately eighty hours of independent research.

Universities see the Extended Project Qualification as evidence of motivation to explore a subject in greater depth, as well as an opportunity for further development of analytical, critical thinking and independent research skills.


Your Project Production Log, written report and presentation, all form part of the internally-assessed, externally moderated evidence.

Future opportunities

The Extended Project Qualification provides you with an opportunity to practise the skills you will need at university. As such, it is also well regarded by universities, and offers you an opportunity to discuss a real interest of your own at interviews or in your university application.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wood Green School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016

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    • Our Sixth Form is a thriving, vibrant and active community of some 200 students, which continues to attract applicants from many other schools. There is a friendly, welcoming and inclusive atmosphere in which students feel at home.  We offer an extensive choice of over 30 subjects at AS and A2, including new vocational courses from September 2014.


      We are part of a consortium, our partner school being The Henry Box School in Witney.


      We have a taxi service, ferrying students between the two venues, at no cost to students.


      NB, there are two subjects that are jointly taught, ie students take lessons at both venues,  Maths and Further Maths;  you will see this on our options grid.