Extended Project Level 3
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Our revised Level 3 Extended Project Qualification (available from September 2015) is available to learners in England and Wales as a free-standing qualification (it is also a component of the Technical Baccalaureate in England). Following centres' feedback, we have made changes to the marking criteria so that it is more robust and also streamlined the Extended Project File forms to keep administration to a minimum.
The Extended Project Qualification provides students with an opportunity to carry out an in depth study, based on personal interest, or an aspect of a subject they are studying or may wish to study at university. The Extended Project may be based on a variety of formats and contexts, e.g. a dissertation, a field investigation, an artefact or a performance. Learners are supported throughout the process by a supervisor and a teaching and learning programme, which will empower them with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success.
The qualification offers centres flexible timetabling options. Learners will have more choice over their studies than ever and an opportunity to develop useful transferable skills, highly valued in higher education and employment . The flexible nature of the qualification also encourages cross-curricular activities providing opportunities for collaboration between faculties and departments within the centres.
The Extended Project qualification will be available for the June series only for all centres.
Please also see Related Documents for further guidance materials.
Grade Boundaries (UMS / Raw Marks)
Information on how raw marks are converted to uniform marks (UMS).
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
What Centres had to say about the Autumn CPD events:
"Excellent introduction to the EPQ course and will really help with our switch from another board . Good to find out the level of support WJEC provides …"
Assistant Head-Post 16, Devon
"Quality support from a friendly team. More personable than the 'Tesco' size exam boards. Very reassuring."
Sixth Form College, Gloucestershire
"WJEC support and resourcing is always top notch – this event was no exception."
Secondary School, Bath
"… So approachable and personable… have a sensible, genuinely caring approach and show real empathy with learners and teachers alike"
Sixth Form Academy, London
"… seriously considering it for next year as an additional course for my top-achieving students."
Sixth Form College, Norfork
"Excellent guidance on assessment with exemplar material."
Sixth Form Academy, Plymouth
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For further information, please contact:
Extended Project Qualification Manager
Telephone: 029 2026 5348
Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5343
Extended Project Principal Moderator's Report 2016Download
Principal Examiners' Report
The Summer 2016 Principal Examiners' reports provide feedback on this Summer's examination series. The reports include helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next examination series.