Subject Information

Extended Project

We also offer the Extended Project Qualification.  This is a flexible, skills based course that will work with any AS or A Level course.  The extended project is different to the other subjects, as it does not require students to learn a large number of facts such as dates, names or concepts. Instead, students choose what they want to research and are then taught the skills that they will need to carry this out; forming an argument, analysing texts, managing projects and extended writing. These skills will help students with other subjects as well as being relevant to any further courses or careers they might want to pursue. 

Students can study whatever topic interests them the most. Students complete a 5000 word mini-dissertation and keep an up to date production log for the duration of the project. The project is marked internally and then moderated by the exam board for a final grade.

Projects have included the studies on criminology, to the impact of the Beatles. Students choose the content, are taught the skills to research this and then produce a significant dissertation on their area of interest.

Subject Details


Level 3 Extended Project


Exam board: AQA    

Course Code: AQA 7993

St Benedict’s,

Sixth Form