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Extended Project Qualification at Cromwell Community College

Course description

The Extended Project is a Level 3 qualification can contribute to programmes of study in two ways:

• As a stand-alone qualification. Learners may choose to take the Extended Project Qualification as an extension from studies for any other qualifications at Level 3 (GCE, BTEC, NVQ, other academic or vocational qualifications including Modern Apprenticeships).

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.

Course content

The learner will:

  • identify, design, plan and complete an individual project, applying a 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.

Assessment

The evidence for assessment will comprise the following:

• the completed Production Log and Assessment Record including the Project Proposal Form, Presentation Record and Candidate Record Form

• The project product including a written report and any other evidence, as appropriate, depending on the topic or subject area chosen.

Future opportunities

The Extended Project Qualification offers opportunities for learners to:

• make a significant contribution to the choice and design of an extended project and take responsibility either for an individual task or for a defined task within a group project

• 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

• where appropriate, develop confidence in applying new technologies in their studies

• develop and apply skills creatively, demonstrating initiative and enterprise

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

• transfer skills developed as part of their extended project to other areas of study.

Further information

Speak to Dr R Peryer or go to:

www.aqa.org.uk.

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: 02 October 2018
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