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    Hi, just wanted to ask how can i apply for this extended course?
    And what is it about?
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    (Original post by vahik92)
    well, i did an extended project as well which i would advise everyone to do, it is incredibly easy to get an A* in. You can do it in year 13, the time it took me to do all together was about... 5 hours!

    so you can do that as well, its worth 70 UCAS points, so half an A level, but it's not the UCAS points you would usually do this project, it's to show more variety of subjects to unis and also if you fall short of your A level condition, this might help you get in.
    Hi, just wanted to ask,how can i apply for this extended course?
    And what is it about?
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    (Original post by Jay5454)
    Hi, just wanted to ask,how can i apply for this extended course?
    And what is it about?
    thanks

    hi, sorry i didnt log in to the TSR quite a while and I didn't notice your question

    are you in sixth form right now or are you an independent student? if you are at sixth form, just ask whether your school does it or not.. you dont need any teaching for the extended project, maybe 1-2 hours all together - even though the specification requires something like 40 hours - i only had about 5 of which only 1-2 were useful. you have to do all the work on your own, except, at the end, you have to give your project to your teacher to mark it and send it to the exam board for approval. if there is any teacher that is ready to do that, you're fine.

    if you are an independent student, have a look on the AQA website, im sure you'll find the information there on how to apply, i dont really know much about applying outside the school.

    the extended project is kind of a work that you do on any topic that you choose. the best way to look at it is to actually ask a question that is far from having a black and white question, and then go on, find facts, analyse them and evaluate the initial question.

    for example, i did the project on this: Was mathematics invented or discovered? surely, nobody can answer this question immediately, unless they've thought about this before. before reaching the answer to this question, everybody has just got to look at facts and analyse them. so what i did was, i researched some facts or identities that are used in maths, analysed them whether there were natural or human-made, then on balance answered the question.

    P.S. your topic could be on anything you like, my friend chose - has music changed throughout the time. he again researched different songs from different times, analysed their differences and answered the question about to what extent music has changed.

    Most important thing in this project is to show plan, research, analysis and evaluation. there are quite a lot of exemplar projects on the AQA website, they're useful. but if you decide to do it on your own, make sure you DO read the full specification and the marking criteria and make notes on the most important issues. there are conditions and requirements for the project and they all are specified in the specification/marking criteria. its vital that you read them.

    i hope this helps, and id really advise you to do it - it does not take long but its worth much more than the work you put in it.
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    Thank u sorry for the late reply
    Im in sixth form but im definitely going to take your advise and attempt the project!
    I will find out if my sixth form actually does such projects, if not i'll just use the aqa website

    thanks again!

    oh nearly forgot, just realised that u did business studies for A level. Im doing it as well, but wanted to know how you found it. I find it tricky, especially BUSS3.
 
 
 
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