Extended Project Qualification
The Extended Project is a qualification through which pupils learn research and study skills through Independent Learning. The skills gained 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 results are available when boys 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 half the UCAS points of a full A Level. It is highly regarded by universities and enables students to expand their learning beyond the limits of normal subject courses.
Topics chosen by students in the past include:
- The feasibility of creating an authentic performance of baroque music
- The films of Andrei Tarkovsky
- The use of CRISPR as a treatment for neoplasia
- The effectiveness of the International Criminal Court
- An evaluation of the responses of China and the UK to the COVID-19 crisis
- Could carbon neutral housing be a realistic goal for 2050?
- To what extent has the Stephen Lawrence case influenced the British judicial system?