Extended Project Qualification
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO?
Students produce an outcome that can take a variety of formats. They can:
- Write a dissertation/investigation/report
- Create an artefact or design
- Organise an event
- Put on a performance of some kind
Alongside these outcomes, students need to keep a documented record of their project management process. They are assessed on their ability to manage their project so these appendices are an extremely important part of their submission. You will be expected to present your research and findings to an employer for feedback, as part of your assessment.
How will it be delivered?
The four objectives, common to all Extended Projects, are for students to:
1 Manage: Identify, design, plan and complete an individual Extended Project (or task within a group Extended Project), applying organisational skills and strategies to meet stated objectives.
2 Research: Obtain and select information from a range of sources, analyse data, apply relevantly and demonstrate understanding of any appropriate linkages, connections and complexities of their topic.
3 Develop and realise: Select and use a range of skills, including new technologies where appropriate, to solve problems, to take decisions critically and flexibly, and to achieve planned outcomes.
4 Review: Evaluate outcomes including own learning and performance. Select and use a range of communication skills and media to convey and present evidenced outcomes and conclusions.
The flexibility that OCR has built in to this qualification including freedom of choice for candidates means that they will be inspired and motivated. In addition, it is accessible to all as it transcends the boundaries between academic and vocational courses. Its relevance is based on the underpinning requirement to test application of skills rather than retention of knowledge.
Minimum 5 GCSEs at Grade 4/5 (or equivalent) due to level of course content required.
Please speak to a member of staff (Mrs Payne) at UTC options evening if you have any queries relating to this qualification.