West London Free School

West London Free School

Enrichment - Sixth Form

In addition to your A-level choices you will also be enrolled into an Extended Project Qualification. Details of the EPQ can be found below: 

 

EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION

 

EXAMINATION BOARD AQA (7993)

 

ABOUT THE COURSE

The Extended Project is a Level 3 qualification first assessed in November 2008. It contributes to programmes of study at West London Free School as a standalone qualification. The Extended Project will develop and extend from one or more of your study areas and/or from an area of personal interest or activity outside your main programme of study. It will be based on a topic chosen by you and agreed as appropriate by your mentor. You will be taught the necessary skills in order to complete an extended project, working closely with a specialist mentor. Then you will work autonomously and independently to complete your project. After planning, researching and carrying out your project you will deliver a presentation to a non-specialist audience, a real opportunity to turn the tables on your teachers. Having completed an Extended Project Qualification you will have applied a range of organisational skills and strategies to meet your objectives and obtained, critically selected and used information from a range of sources. You will have shown that you can analyse data, applying it relevantly, and displayed a range of skills valued by universities and employers, including problem-solving, critical decision-making, communication skills, creatively and flexibly, to achieve planned outcomes. Importantly, you will learn to evaluate outcomes both in relation to your project and in terms of reflecting on your own learning and performance. This project, and the planning, log and evaluation of it, will form the evidence on which you will be graded and gain the qualification, which is worth half an A-level.

 

EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION (MUSIC COMPOSITION AND PRODUCTION)

 

EXAMINATION BOARD AQA (7993)

 

ABOUT THE COURSE

The A-level Music course is a superb way of developing musicianship as a composer and performer, as well as gaining and understanding of our musical heritage. Alongside this course we will be offering a complementary EPQ in Music with the aim of giving our students the greatest breadth and depth of musical knowledge and skill possible. The course will focus on some of the following areas depending on the interests of the students: Composition For film Orchestration Urban music Song writing Recording Through the use of a studio in Bridge Avenue Engagement Organising concerts Promotion on social media Building an audience Performing outside school events In the second year of the course you will take on a project where you write some music, in any style of your choosing, record it in a studio and organise the promotion of it either online or live. This project, and the planning, log and evaluation of it, will form the evidence on which you will be graded and gain the qualification, which is worth half an A-level.

 

Alongside the EPQ, you will have the opportunity to take part in other enrichment activities, including sports teams (football and netball), drama, book club, ceramics, volunteering in our lower school and music lessons. You will have the opportunity to sign up for these activities within the first few weeks of starting at the Sixth Form.

 

 

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