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Extended Project Qualification

“I have come in order that you might have life - life in all it's fulness.  John 10:10” 
A student undertaking an Extended Project will develop skills of planning, researching, decision making, communication, critical evaluation, and working independently.
Research | Log | Project | Present | Evaluate
Mr G Ward-Tipping ~ Leader of Learning
EPQ Curriculum Intent
Core Objectives
The Extended Project Qualification offers opportunities for
students to:
- make a significant contribution to the choice and design ofan extended project and take responsibility for an individual task

- develop and improve their own learning and performance as critical, reflective and independent students

- develop and apply decision-making and problem- solving skills

- extend their planning, research, critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and presentation skills

- develop and apply skills creatively, demonstrating initiative and enterprise

- use their learning experiences to support their aspirations for higher education and/or career development

- transfer skills developed as part of their extended project to other areas of study.
Key Principle 1 - Gospel Values
The Extended Project provides students with opportunities to develop their understanding of moral, ethical, social and cultural issues.

Students will question and critically evaluate their ideas, resources and outcomes. They are encouraged to consider the wider implications and impact of their chosen topic and to draw conclusions from their own research.
Key Principle 2 - Powerful Knowledge
The Extended Project Qualification requires the teaching of necessary skills. Approximately 30 guided learning hours is spent on this Taught Skills Element. The remaining time is allocated for the student’s independent work and the individual supervision and guidance received. Teaching of the skills for the Extended Project
includes:

• research skills including the ability to search for and identify suitable sources of information in the chosen subject area

• skills or techniques that will be required for the safe and effective execution of the project which are not part of the student’s course of study. e.g. conducting risk assessment, assessing the ethical principles of project proposals and research, safe laboratory or workshop technique, professional codes of practice, ethical guidelines, research methodology

• ICT skills that will enhance the production of the report and/or the development of the project

• project management skills including time, resource and task management

• the format and structure of accepted academic forms of research report

• referencing, the evaluation of sources and the prevention of plagiarism

• presentation skills.
Key Principle 3 - Enrichment
The Extended Project develops and extends from one or more of the student’s study areas and/or from an area of personal interest or activity outside their main programme of study.