Extended Project Qualification
As most courses dictate what students study, the Extended Project Qualification is refreshing in that it allows learners to study a topic of their choice which extends their learning in an area which they are passionate about. It is a standalone qualification where students write and investigative and critical project. It is usually taken in Year 12 as it gives students the opportunity to develop their research, analysis, critical thinking skills and planning skills in an area that they are interested.
Students will have one lesson a week and work independently on it, most of the work will be done in their own time. This project is equivalent to half an A-level. The aim is to develop their research and study skills and teach them how to think, not what to think. Students have to plan, manage, complete and review their own project. They will take responsibility for their own learning and become independent and reflective learners, extending their planning, critical thinking and presentation skills. Undertaking an Extended Project is invaluable in your application to Higher Education.
Previous topics have included:
- To what extent is the use of witness testimony reliable in court?
- To what extent is the witch a feminist symbol?
- Is there such a thing as victimless crime?
- How long does it take from the onset of a stroke till the quality of life to be affected?