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Level 3 Extended Project at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School

Course description

Year 12

Extended Project is offered at BGN to fulfil our statutory obligation to provide General Religious Education in the 6th Form. It is a Level 3 Qualification aimed at challenging and extending pupils. Extended Project is a 100% Coursework qualification.

Lessons are a combination of class teaching, independent work and one-to-one tutorials.

By the end of Year 12 students are expected to have: 

Decided on their project title in the form of a question and written their project plan.

Research appropriate source material, evaluated its reliability and referenced it appropriately. 

Written a 3000 word review of their research. There is limited scope for students involved in creative subjects such as Art, Music, Product Design or Drama to produce an artistic piece.

Year 13

By submission in Year 13, students are expected to have: 

completed the Year 12 work and also have written a 2000 word critical analysis of their research. 

reached a conclusion to answer their project title. 

Completed the written project by writing an Abstract, Introduction, Contents page etc.

Written an evaluation of their project. 

Written and delivered a presentation about their project to a panel.

As the course requires the submission of one extended piece of writing the final mark for the course can only be given on submission of a completed project.

There are interim deadlines and students will be given an indication of how their project is progressing, however no marks will be awarded for unfinished projects.

Course content

Links Well With:

All other A-level subjects students are studying – the Extended Project qualification counts towards the total UCAS points of students, so it can make a real difference in your options for university.

Future opportunities

Progression Routes:

Extended Project is designed to complement other subjects and provide additional academic and personal skills training. The skills developed should prove valuable in most areas of further study or the work place. For students aiming for employment after completing their A levels, the Extended Project Qualification is invaluable as it demonstrates an ability to work without supervision and to see a project through to completion.

Entry Requirements: The Extended Project is compulsory for all Sixth Form students at BGN.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 11 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September