Extended Project Qualification


In each year group students complete a food project comprising of five 3 hour sessions spread over a number of weeks.

The Extended Project Qualification is a level 3 qualification which gives you more control over your studies. You can choose to explore a further aspect of a subject you are studying, or another subject, or simply choose a topic 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. You have to: choose a topic to study complete a production log to document the project process plan, research and carry out their project prepare a presentation on the outcome.



It offers you the opportunity to:

  • have a significant input into the choice and design on an extended project and take responsibility either for an individual task or for a defined task within a group project

  • develop and improve your own learning and performance as critical, reflective and independent learners

  • develop and apply decision making and where appropriate problem solving skills

  • extend your planning, research, critical thinking analysis, synthesis, evaluation and presentation skills

  • develop, where appropriate, as e-confident learns and apply new technologies in your studies

  • develop and apply skills creatively, demonstrating initiative and enterprise

  • use your learning experiences to support your personal aspirations for higher education and careers development.

Taking the extended project qualification will give you an advantage when applying for higher education or in interviews as it demonstrates your ability to learn independently. The Extended Project Qualification is also an essential requirement to completing the AQA Baccalaureate.


Example Projects


  • The effects of human trafficking on its victims

  • Is it ethical to employ the use of stem cells to prevent and test medical ailments?

  • In what ways and how effectively can the efficiency and results of architectural projects be improved?

  • Roman influences on today’s world through culture construction and political ideas

  • In what way does discrimination influence involvement in crime?

  • How did Marilyn Monroe, as an icon figure, affect culture?

  • How has the art of dance changed in the past 200 years

  • What influences people into taking a religious pathway?

  • How accurate is the analysis of body language?


Department Staff


Name Position
Mrs E Turner Assistant Head of Post 16

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