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KINGSWOOD PARTNERSHIP. POST 16 PROJECTS LAUNCH EVENT. THE PROJECT QUALIFICATION. is a new qualification from AQA. Students from all Kingswood Partnership schools will be doing the Project Qualification this year

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Kingswood partnership

KINGSWOOD

PARTNERSHIP

POST 16

PROJECTS

LAUNCH EVENT


The project qualification

THE PROJECT QUALIFICATION

is a new qualification from AQA


Kingswood partnership

  • Students from all Kingswood Partnership schools will be doing the Project Qualification this year

  • The Project Qualification is the chosen assessment for Post 16 ‘core’ programmes in the Partnership

  • Post 16 students do Projects at Higher or Advanced level (Level 2 or 3 of the National Qualifications Framework)


You can

YOU CAN…

  • explore an aspect of a subject you are studying

  • choose a topic in which you have a personal interest

  • do a project about an issue that concerns you


You should

YOU SHOULD…

  • combine 2 or more of your subjects if you can

  • relate your project choice to what interests and concerns you

  • think about your future progression when choosing a project


When identifying a project

WHEN IDENTIFYING A PROJECT…

  • you will have a high degree of choice and flexibility

  • you will have the advice and support of a supervisor

  • talk to lots of people to help you make a choice that is appropriate and achievable


Why do a project

WHY DO A PROJECT?

  • As a way to show employers and universities that you have a good range of appropriate skills for work and further study

  • To link your interests, subject choices and future plans

  • To contextualise your learning

  • To show that you are a creative, aware and successful student

  • To make a difference for others

  • To get UCAS application points

  • To take responsibility for your own learning (and enjoy it!)


Your finished project could be

YOUR FINISHED PROJECT COULD BE…

  • a written report

  • a book or guide

  • a performance

  • an exhibition

  • a piece of art

  • a community project or campaign

  • a piece of music or a film

  • a website or piece of computer software

  • a multimedia presentation

  • a video diary or photographic record

  • a model or construction

  • anything your Supervisor and the exam board will accept!


The project gives you opportunities to

THE PROJECT GIVES YOU OPPORTUNITIES TO…

  • take responsibility for a project that will motivate and engage you

  • work alone or as a member of a group

  • develop valuable transferable skills for the workplace and further or higher education…

    project management

    research

    creative thinking & problem-solving

    using ICT

    communication

    reflection and evaluation


To successfully complete a project you will

TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE A PROJECT YOU WILL…

  • submit a successful Project Proposal

  • complete a Production Log to document the project process

  • plan, research and carry out your project

  • provide a written report on what you have done

  • give a presentation on the outcome of the project

  • reflect on and evaluate your project management experience


How big does your project have to be

HOW BIG DOES YOUR PROJECT HAVE TO BE?

  • Advanced Level projects are expected to be about 5,000 words (or the equivalent if not in a written format)

  • Higher Level projects should be a minimum of 2,000 words or the equivalent


The advanced level project qualification is

THE ADVANCED LEVEL PROJECT QUALIFICATION IS…

  • an A Level award

  • assessed with A* to E grades

  • awarded UCAS points

  • a compulsory part of the new Diploma qualifications


The higher level project qualification is

THE HIGHER LEVEL PROJECT QUALIFICATION IS…

  • a Level 2 award

  • assessed with A* to C grades


What sorts of projects have students done

WHAT SORTS OF PROJECTS HAVE STUDENTS DONE?


The history of drumming

the history of drumming

booklet


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famous painters

website


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size zero and the fashion industry

written report


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3 chickens

PowerPoint presentation


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a book for young children

children’s book and report


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rugby training programme

presentation and booklet


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get fit with hip hop

DVD


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habitat destruction

music video


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fashion since 1940

photographic project


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goal line technology

PowerPoint presentation


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fencing – a guide for young people

booklet


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how to organise a music concert

booklet


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why can’t England win penalty competitions?

illustrated report


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computer gaming – is it really bad for you?

written report


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banksy

booklet


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what drugs do

video for Key Stage 3 students


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the chemistry of brewing

written report


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understanding schizophrenia

booklet


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environmental action – a guide for young people

booklet


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profiling BMX professionals

interviews and photographs


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alcohol

dance, DVD and booklet


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how to become a vet

interactive presentation


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competitive disco

DVD


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KINGSWOOD

PARTNERSHIP

POST 16

PROJECTS

LAUNCH EVENT


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