EXTENDED PROJECT & PROJECT LEVEL QUALIFICATIONS
In an innovative programme, Lawrence Sheriff School offers Project and Extended Project lessons to all of its students.
Lawrence Sheriff School has embraced the philosophy and ideology behind this valuable qualification and have developed a programme that allows all students from years 7 to 13 to acquire the skills and knowledge that this qualification promotes.
The Level 2 Project qualification is equivalent to half a GCSE and encourages students to develop the independent research and analytical skills that are so important in preparing students for both further study and the world of work.
The Extended Project (Level 3) is a demanding qualification, which is equivalent to half of an A Level. Many universities see the Extended Project as extremely valuable in developing skills in analytical thinking, independent learning, extended writing and presentation.
Outcomes from both Level 2 and 3 projects can include investigations, performances, dissertations or artefacts.
In Year 7 students have one Project lesson a week which focus on teaching the students the skills that they will need to complete a level 2 Project in years 8 and 9. These skills include generic study skills, research skills, learning to learn, speaking and presentation skills.
In both Year 8 and 9, students are timetabled for discrete Project Lessons. These lessons consist of both taught modules and opportunities for independent study, which will lead to the production of a Level 2 Project.
In Years 10 and 11 students are able to opt to take a Level 3 Extended Project qualification.
All 6th Formers, on induction, are offered the opportunity to opt to undertake an Extended Project.
Head of Extended Project