The Project qualification: Information for students
What is Edexcel Level 1 Foundation Project and Edexcel Level 2 Higher Project?
The Edexcel Level 1 Foundation Project and Edexcel Level 2 Higher Project are stand-alone qualifications worth half a GCSE. You create one piece of coursework on a topic of your choice.
The Project qualification has been designed so that you can either choose a project title that relates to your current GCSEs, or with your teachers you can choose a topic in which you have a personal interest or passion - such as a TV programme or hobby.
There are no exams. Instead, you will produce one piece of coursework that will be marked by teachers in your school and then sent to Edexcel to be moderated.
You are marked on your ability to plan, manage, complete and review your project.
What is the Edexcel Level 3 Extended Project?
The Edexcel Level 3 Extended Project is a stand-alone qualification worth half an A level. You create one piece of coursework on a topic of your choice.
The Edexcel Level 3 Extended Project has been designed so that you can either choose an area that either extends or expands on your current studies (by linking into one of your A levels), or with your teachers you can choose a topic that you have a personal interest or passion in.
Each of the four units offers a different type of project: a dissertation, an investigation/field study, a performance or an artefact.
How will doing a Project help me?
The Project qualification at all levels will allow you to learn more about an area that interests you, and: develop skills at level 1 and 2 that will help you with A levels allow you to get more UCAS points at level 3 teach you skills that will help in higher education or the workplace allow you to research a subject that might not be available through other qualifications develop independent research and project management skills.
If you're interested in finding out more about the Project or Extended Project qualification, download one of our student guides below and consult with your teacher:
Level 1 and 2 – full colour
Level 1 and 2 – white
Level 3 – full colour
Level 3 – white.
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