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Extended Project

The Extended Project is a single piece of work of a student’s choosing that requires evidence of planning, preparation, research and autonomous working, generally around 6000 words long.

Entry Requirements

Students should be predicted at least three B grades at AS level, or be part of the Aim High Programme.

Alternatively, you should be registered on one of our Pre-Professional programmes (Teaching, Law, Journalism or Medicine).

Course Content

An extended project could be, for example a design, a report with findings from an investigation or study, a dissertation presenting an argument, an artefact or a performance.

The finished project can be mentioned on your personal statement and can be taken to/discussed at university interviews. It is worth up to 70 UCAS points and some universities will give a reduced offer if you gain and strong grade for the Extended Project. It’s also a great opportunity to cover something that is of real interest to you.

What will it allow me to do in the future?

If you achieve an A grade in the Extended Project, some universities will give a reduced A level offer.


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