The Extended Project Qualification is an independent, externally assessed project representing 80 hours of work, made up of both a taught content and independent work. This is taken by the majority of A-level students at Wellington College.
Projects last year included taking a play to the Edinburgh Fringe, the production of a food blog seen around the world, an extended essay on quantum mechanics and determinism and a musical compositions that reflect the history of Jazz.
All students are assessed on their ability to manage their time, select and use appropriate resources, and problem solve on their way to producing their final product. Students who demonstrate these skills make better students across all their subjects and, by allowing students genuine space and support in exploring their interests it also helps them make more informed choices about university. This is recognised by universities who are, in increasing numbers, recognising Project Skills qualifications in their UCAS offers to students as being a genuine indicator of whether a student can work independently from the structures of school life.