GSO Test

Extended project

AS level – 100% coursework

Why should I follow this course?

The extended project gives you the opportunity to be in control of your own studies to a greater extent than a standard AS level. You can choose to explore a further aspect of a subject you’re studying, or another subject, or simply choose a topic that you have a personal interest in. The finished project can be a written report, a performance, a piece of art, a community project, a CD or DVD, or even computer software. This level of choice and flexibility means that you are likely to be engaged and motivated, and gain valuable research and project management skills along the way.

What will I learn?

You will need to:

• Choose a topic to study

• Complete a production log to document the project process

• Plan, research and carry out your project

• Prepare a presentation on the outcome

What teaching and learning methods will be used?

Teachers will deliver a taught element including research skills, and advise on project management. They will also supervise and support students as they carry out their project. Projects will be marked internally to strict criteria. You will need to be highly self-motivated and prepared to work independently for much of the course.

What can I do when I have my qualification?

The extended project is awarded UCAS points in exactly the same way as an AS level. Universities, which currently demand the highest grades, have given very positive backing to this qualification. Please note the extended project is launched in term 6 of  Year 12.

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