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Extended Project Qualification

The Extended Project is a qualification through which pupils learn research and study skills through Independent Learning. The skills gained help are those which will be needed at university, and they also enhance learning in other A Level subjects. 
It is a one year course which is completed at Warwick in Year 12 so that their results are available when they apply to universities in Year 13. 

Students choose their own topics of research according to personal interest. They are taught the skills of research and then apply those skills to carry out their own learning through private study and reporting. The assessment is based primarily upon the learning process. All pupils are encouraged to take it as an option, and it results in a qualification worth a little more than an AS level.

It is particularly suitable for highly motivated students who wish to expand their learning beyond the limits of normal subject courses.  It enables them to research in depth and explore the skills of individual research.

Topics chosen by students in the year 2018/19 include: 

  • Combating Antibiotic Resistance
  • UK Housing Market
  • Trump: Right Time, Right Place?
  • Herdwick Vs Cotswold Sheep Breeds
  • How do Psychology and Physiology interact with regards to Pain?
  • A Career in the NFL
  • American Independence & Britain

Head of Department Revd. M.Hewitt