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Extended Project (Enrichment) at Hillview School for Girls

Course description

This qualification offers students a unique opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge by producing an extended piece of work either in an area they are studying, or in which they have a particular interest.  The Extended Project is designed to extend students’ knowledge and experience beyond the classroom and is suitable for students who are looking for extra challenge and stretch at A Level. It does require a high degree of planning, preparation, research and autonomous working as students decide the title and the format of their project.  Every Extended Project student is assigned a supervisor with whom they meet regularly. The role of the supervisor is to guide students through the EPQ process. Students are required to spend 120 guided learning hours on their project. This includes meetings with their supervisor, planning,
researching, organising and writing.  For dissertation-based projects, students submit a written report of up to 5000 words for assessment. Artefact and performance-based projects require a slightly shorter written report, which is submitted alongside the
project outcome e.g. a recording of the performance. The Extended Project is not only assessed on the final product, but also on the process, and students are required to deliver a short presentation to their peers about their project and the knowledge and skills they have developed.

Entry requirements

Applicants to this programme are expected to have at least to meeting the Hillview entry criteria plus have a Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language.

Future opportunities

The Extended Project qualification is equivalent to half an A Level and is graded in the same way. Universities are very keen to see EPQ in students’ applications to show they have the skills of project management, independence and research aptitude. Ideally, students should focus on an area they may wish to study at university.

Further information

The Extended Project can be linked to any / all of your subjects or even subjects you are not studying this year.


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: 18 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 year
  • Course code: Ep

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