Extended Project Qualification
Extended Project Qualification - AQA - specification code 7993
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The Level 3 Extended Project gives students more control over their studies. Students can choose to explore a further aspect of a subject they are studying, or a topic linked to a hobby or future career.
Students will produce a 5000-word dissertation style report, which is externally assessed so it is 100% coursework-based. Students will also complete a production log, working log, reading log and presentation throughout the year of study.
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. Most students opt to write a traditional 5000-word report.
Students must show that they can identify, design, plan, and complete their project. They must also demonstrate effective research and use of resources and skills, including new technologies. Students must be able to evaluate outcomes.
This is a course suited to students who are looking to study at Oxbridge or any of the Russell Group Universities. It is an academically challenging qualification and is held in very high regard by all of the top institutions.
Course information 2017 - 18
During the autumn term, students are deciding on the route that their project will take. The majority of students who opt for the EPQ will submit a 5000 word dissertation style report around Easter 2018.
As part of the assessment process, all students are required to complete a weekly reading log and diary. Additional to this is a production log which documents discussions held with their supervisor (Mr Shepherd) and any modifications to the direction in which the work is heading.
Students should think about action planning or producing a Gantt chart to enable them to prioritise tasks and complete them to specific deadlines. All primary and secondary data collection should be completed by Christmas.