What is Extended Project

The Extended Project requires students to carry out an extensive piece of independent work in a topic of their choosing. Students will be required to: 

  • Choose an area of interest
  • Draft a project title
  • Draft aims of the project
  • Plan, research and carry out the project
  • Provide evidence of all stages of project production
  • Deliver a presentation to a specified audience

 

Course Content

The Extended Project offers opportunities for students to:

  • Have a significant input into the choice and design of an Extended Project and take responsibility for an individual task
  • 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.
  • Develop, where appropriate, as e-confidence learners and apply new technologies in their studies
  • Develop and apply skills creatively, demonstrate initiative and enterprise
  • Use their learning experiences to support their personal aspirations for higher education and career development

 

Assessment

This is a non-examined course and students can enter in either November of May. This qualification can run over either one or two years and can be entered at either Level 2 or Level 3. The evidence for assessment will comprise of the following:

  • A completed production log and assessment record, including a project proposal form, a presentation record and a candidate record form
  • The completed project product, which should include a written report and any other appropriate evidence

 

Approach

Students will probably have one hour of taught lessons a week in order to develop the necessary skills to carry out their project successfully. These lessons will include:

  • Harvard referencing
  • Internet researching
  • Designing questionnaires and interviews
  • Planning and managing the project
  • Analysing data
  • Writing up the Extended Project
  • Delivering effective presentations

Students will also be given the chance to attend library days at the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University to research their projects. 

The Extended Project is suitable for anyone who wishes to go on to Higher Education and who wishes to stand out in their application. This makes it particularly suitable for those aiming for Medicine, Oxbridge or any other course where it is difficult to gain a place. 

 

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Contact

The Folkestone School for Girls

Coolinge Lane

Folkestone, Kent

CT20 3RB United Kingdom

 

Tel: +44 (0) 1303 251125