A combined programme of Core Maths and the Extended Project Qualification invites students to develop skills that will be crucial later in life. In Year 12 students will study both subjects and will sit their Core Maths examination at the end of the year. In Year 13 students will solely focus on their Extended Project.
Core Maths offers students the opportunity to build their mathematics knowledge to a higher level, with a focus on the use and application of mathematics and statistics. It has been designed to maintain and develop real-life mathematical skills. What students study is not purely theoretical or abstract; it can be applied on a day-to-day basis, whether in work, study or life.
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
Extended Project Qualification (Edexcel)
The Extended Project is designed to teach skills in independent learning, thinking, research, discussion and debate. It is fun, challenging and exciting and it is excellent as a preparation for university and working life. It promotes the development of capacities for independent learning, research and critical thinking.
Students are able to choose from two different project types: Dissertation or Artefact. Within these a free choice of title or project brief gives students an exciting and enjoyable opportunity to work on and learn about topics which are related to their personal interests and plans for the future. This is especially valuable for students who wish to read a subject at university which is not a taught A Level, allowing valuable research into their chosen subject area.
A high graded Extended Project Qualification can lead to a reduced offer from many Russell Group Universities including Birmingham, Liverpool, Sheffield and Southampton.
“The book is to the brain as the tool is to the hand.”