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Extended Project Qualification

Extended Project Qualification

Extended Project Qualification

Course Level: 
Level 3
Job opportunities after this course: 
As the course is offered to students from a range of A-level backgrounds it can lead to multiple destinations. The extended project is often used to support students university applications for competitive courses such as medicine, pharmaceuticals and teaching.
Overview of the course: 
The course in an independent research project. Students will partake in taught sessions on topics such as ethics, research methods and constructing an argument. Students will partake in a range of individual research activities and will also attend a series of project review meetings, project proposal meetings. Students choose their own topic of interest and own project title. Students are given the choice of four styles of topic e.g. dissertation, artefact, report or performance. Students carry out a summative presentation.
Entry requirements: 
Students will need at least five 9-4 GCSE grades with a 6 in English or maths (depending on the extended project option which is selected). Entry onto any course at East Durham College is subject to final approval from the Assistant Principal. Where relevant, the term ‘entry requirements’ also includes DBS checks, references, fitness to practice, etc.
Topics: 
All students cover the topics of constructing an academic argument, ethical dilemmas and research methods. After this students select their own topics of research. Students are advised to pick a topic that extends their knowledge in a specific subject area or a topic which will support their UCAS application.
How is the course assessed?: 
Students will be informally assessed throughout the course via one to one tutorials, and the submission of key information e.g. project proposal forms and drafts of final projects. Students final assessment will be externally marked by the exam board. Students will be assessed on their final project piece and accompanying presentation.
Further study options after this course: 
Students can progress onto university having demonstrated that they can use higher order thinking skills and work independently.
Length of the course: 
1 year course, delivered over 3 hours a week. The extended project runs alongside other AS / A Level / Level 3 subjects. This full time study programme courses may also be available to study on a part-time basis if you are aged 18 or over on 31st August. Please check with Student Services for more details.
Campus: 
Peterlee Campus
When does the course start: 
September 2020
Fees: 
Free if you are under the age of 19 on the 31st August 2020 Free if you are under 25 on the 31st August 2020 with a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan Free if you are aged 19-23 on 31st August 2020 and do not already have a full Level 2 qualification – contact us to check your qualifications Free if you are unemployed and in receipt of eligible benefits – contact us to check if you are eligible Free if you are employed and your income is less than £16,009.50 If you do not meet the above criteria and need to pay fees they are: £39.00 Flexible payment options are available, please speak to Student Services. *you must have been a legal resident of the UK/EU for the last 3 years *We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (03 Jun 2020 20:10) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually
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