Extended Project Qualification
Key Stage 5
The outcome is a 5000 word project or a 1000 word project & an artefact. It should take 90 hours to finish. Students will also complete a Production Log which will detail how they have planned their project & evaluated the result. Only 40% of the final mark is for the project/artefact, most of the marks are for planning & evaluation.
Resources to Support Learning
Andrews,C (2019)AQA Level 3 Extended Project Qualification. Oxfordhsire.Hodder Education
Students often choose a research topic which directly relates to their future university degree & career. For instance, students who intend to study medicine/dentistry have researched titles such as – Who is the most likely to survive cancer? & Does your socioeconomic status have an impact on your oral health? Students who have gone on to study engineering/maths chose titles such as – Will nanotechnology as a tool be used to build a better future or destroy it entirely? Students interested in accounting & economics have studied – Does the codependency of the current world economy make investment banks too risky to sustain? & Is tax evasion & avoidance an issue in the UK? Students interested in the Arts & Humanities have chosen titles such as Nature or Nurture, what makes a psychopath? & To what extent have the arts impacted society. Scientists have studied – Can what we eat & drink affect our mood? & How does captivity affect the welfare of orcas?
Ms L Smith
Mr A Ritchie