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Extended Project Qualification at Reading College

Course description

The Extended Project is a free standing qualification that you can take alongside your A2 subjects. It will either extend from one or more of your study areas or will be from an area of personal interest or activity. It is your opportunity to undertake and get credit for an extended piece of work on something you are really interested in and present it in whatever format you think is appropriate.

This course can be studied as part of the second year of any Pathway within the Sixth Form A Level programme.

Course content

How to present your own ideas in original and interesting ways, independent and creative thinking.

The EPQ will set you apart from other people as it demonstrates your willingness to carry out a piece of extended work and demonstrate that you have developed crucial skills for the workplace or further study.

Entry requirements

You need good organisation skills, an interest in a specific topic and a good standard of written English if you are intending to produce an essay-based project.

Future opportunities

You can move on to university where the skills you have developed on the extended project will help you to succeed on a wide range of courses. Depending on your chosen topic you will have developed skills experience and knowledge useful in the work place.

Further information

This course is relevant for the second year of any Pathway Programme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Reading College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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    • BY RAIL

      Reading train station is a 20 minute walk from the College.

      Travelling from surrounding areas: there are direct lines from many local stations including: Didcot, Slough, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Basingstoke, Newbury, Pangbourne, Twyford and Earley.

      Travelling from London: there are regular trains from London Paddington to Reading taking 25-30 minutes.

      BY BUS

      There are regular bus services that stop along Kings Road:

      Reading Buses - routes 13, 14, 17
      Please Note: Reading buses require the exact fare.

      Arriva - routes 800, 850
      First Group - route 190
      Thames Travel - routes 126, 127

      In partnership with Reading Buses, students can get a weekly Travelcard at a reduced rate by showing the driver their student ID card.

      The Green Bus will be operating two new bus services from September 2014 for Reading College students.

       
      Service RC1 and RC2 will run once daily according to an agreed timetable on 175 days of each academic year connecting the college with Slough, Maidenhead and the areas in between.