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The Extended Project and YASS
Universities tell us that they want students who are equipped to benefit from a Higher Education experience. This calls for an independent and self-directed style of learning.
Harris Academy Chafford Hundred is committed to raising the aspirations of pupils in Thurrock and, as such, offers two unique routes for students to display these skills through level 3 and post level 3 qualifications: The Extended Project and YASS (Young Applicants in Schools and Colleges scheme).
The Extended Project
The Extended Project addresses the needs of teachers, students and universities by inspiring, challenging and rewarding students in preparation for university study. Harris Academy Chafford Hundred will offer the Extended Project qualification which focuses on independent research conducted by the student. A suitable programme will be devised so that students demonstrate study of topic which extends their learning in an area of study. Alongside this will develop skills much valued by universities and employers. The work during the Extended Project course should complement the main line of learning or other areas of study, or offer a new opportunity to study and/or chosen vocation. Therefore, study within the Extended Project should focus on an area that complements the main subjects being studied.
The Open University's Young Applicants in Shcools and Colleges scheme (YASS) enables academically gifted post-16 students to study a range of Higher Education modules in school, alongside the curriculum-giving them the chance to experience university study and prepare them for the future.
YASS is a highly successful and respected scheme and is now offered in over 600 schools and colleges across the UK. Over 4000 students study through YASS-learning independently in a challenging and inspiring way whilst still being supported within a structure. Possible modules to study range from: Science, Technology, English, Literature and Language, Mathematics, Law, Business Studies and Finance.
Both YASS and the Extended Project are recognised externally by UCAS, QCA, the DCSF and The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT). The Russell Group of universities also recognise each course. The Russell Group of universities are: Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Imperial College London, King's College London, Leeds, Liverpool, London School of Economics, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Queen's Belfast, Oxford, Sheffield, Southampton, University College London, and Warwick.
How to Apply
After making your decisions about courses, complete the application form available from our website in black in. Please return to Mrs J Dillon by the deadline.
Should you have any further enquiries, contact: Mrs J Dillon