What do I need?

5 GCSEs at grade C/5 or above, including Mathematics and English Language.


Why Study Extended Project Qualification?

This course provides an exciting opportunity for students to plan, design, conduct and review a project of their own choosing. While the project will be self-directed, students will be supported by a one-lesson-per-week skills programme. The project is worth up to 28 UCAS points for higher education entry, and can lead to reduced grade offers from universities, so is a useful supplementation to your chosen programme of study.


What will I study?

The Extended Project Qualification allows students a great deal of freedom in the content of their project. The project must be research-based and allow students to demonstrate higher level thinking skills such as analysis and evaluation. It can take any of the following forms:

An extended essay

An experiment

A production (for example musical, dramatic or sporting performance)

An ‘artefact’ (for example a product such as a book, piece of artwork or a manufactured object).

How will I be assessed?

The Extended Project Qualification will be completed over the first year of Post 16 study. The project is assessed at the end of the course by the project supervisors. Students will be awarded a grade between A* and E based on their ability to:

• Manage the project

• Use resources

• Develop and realise the project

• Review the project critically 

Where can it lead?

It is ideal for students who enjoy managing their own learning and who have a particular area or interest they would like to study in depth. It can aid a university application by demonstrating that you have developed the research and evaluate skills and commitment to your subject needed at degree level. 


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