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King Edward's School BATH

Extended Project Qualification

KES encourages pupils in the Sixth Form to take up the option to extending their learning by undertaking the OCR Level 3 Extended Project.  This qualification offers pupils an opportunity to learn about project management. This is a vital component of ‘post school’ life and is of particular relevance to Further Education, Higher Education, and the workplace. Each pupil is able to tailor their project to fit their individual needs, choices and aspirations and will be assessed on four areas:

  • Managing a project
  • Using resources
  • Developing and realising a project
  • Reviewing the project.

The outcome of the project can be a design, performance, report, dissertation or artefact. Whatever form this takes, the project must include a written component. As a guide, the dissertation should be approximately 5,000 words. For all other outcomes the written component should be approximately 1,500 to 2,500 words. Any written work must be of sufficient length to explore the issues but at the same time demonstrate skills of structuring, using an appropriate style and form of writing and using appropriate terminology.

Generic skills can be developed and applied through the Extended Project; pupils will have the opportunity to apply and develop their personal learning and thinking skills (PLTS), the functional skills of English, Mathematics and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and key skills.