The subject and content of the piece is highly flexible. Students who take this can extend upon a current programme of study, research a hobby, or link it to their chosen university course.
Students will have a weekly timetabled session with their supervisor. This will consist of some teaching of key skills such as referencing, researching ans writing an extended report. There will also be time for one to one advice sessions on the student’s own project.
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 from the crowd.
Grades for Extended Projects are worth UCAS points equalling:
- A* – 28 Points
- A – 24 Points
- B – 20 Points
- C – 16 Points
- D – 12 Points
- E – 8 Points
Many universities take the Extended Project into account when offering places and some will give reduced offers in the other A level grades, alongside an A or B in the Extended Project