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Wider Core: Extended Project at Rawlins Academy

Course description

All Level 3 students are offered the opportunity to study for the Extended Project (Level 3) as part of their core studies. This allows students the opportunity to demonstrate breadth of study and independent research and study skills beyond their main studies, which will lead to a Level 3 qualification and an enhanced study profile and CV. The Extended Project is completely different to all other Level 3 courses. It has no set content and students choose their own topics and form of presentation. It is an excellent way of undertaking wider and deeper research into an area related to one of the individual A level subjects, or it can be based on a completely unrelated topic. It will help to develop and demonstrate: 1. Independent research skills and independent learning,2. Independent decision making and strategic planning,3. Problem solving and critical thinking,4. Use of new technologies, such as ICT and media.Each of these skills will be highly valued by universities and employers. This is a full Level 3 qualification and so the full range of grades from A*-E are available; it carries up to 70 UCAS points.

Entry requirements

Rawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements


Coursework only: dissertation/essay/commentary/practical project plus logbook and oral presentation

Future opportunities

This course will be highly regarded by universities as part of your application for a place. Employers will also value the fact that it shows a breadth to your studies. Universities and employers will be attracted by the level of independent research and expertise required for the EPQ as these are highly desirable skills.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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: 20 May 2014
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      • Alternative Learning Programme unit
      • Creche
      • Dedicated Post 16 Facilities
      • Excellent ICT facilities
      • Grass sports pitches
      • Learning Resource Centre
      • Lecture/Film Theatre
      • Media editing suite
      • Multi-media resources in all teaching areas
      • Music Editing suite
      • New Rubber Crumb sports pitch
      • New Specialist Dance studio
      • Specialist Science facilities
      • Sports Hall and gym
      • Tennis courts