The subject and content of the piece is highly flexible. Students who take this can extend upon a current program of study, research a hobby, or link it to their chosen university course.
Students will receive an introduction which leads on to teaching how the project is put together. They will need to report regularly to the project’s co-ordinators and supervisors. They may also need to contact specialists in their chosen field for crucial information. The project will be bound by key dates and milestones set by the co-ordinators.
Students who take the extended project will sharpen their skills in research, planning, presentation and communication. These skills will better prepare them for the demands of university or employment. Completion of the project will appeal to university admissions tutors, making applications stand out of the crowd. Grades for Extended Projects are worth UCAS points equalling:
- A* – 70 Points
- A – 60 Points
- B – 50 Points
- C – 40 Points
- D – 30 Points
- E – 20 Points