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Course Details

Examining Board AQA
Duration 3 Years
Specification Code 7991/7992
Levels Level 1/2

Purpose and Aims

The Project Qualifications are stand-alone qualifications that help students develop broader study skills, offering a route into further and higher education and employment.

Together, they offer students a way of acquiring sophisticated study skills and a route into Higher Education and employment.

At Heathermoutn we have noticed during this process, they develop as independent, reflective students and acquire knowledge and transferable skills that are invaluable for further study and the workplace. (English / History)

Assessment Details

There are three levels of project qualifications:

  • Level 1 Foundation,
  • Level 2 Higher
  • Level 3 Extended

When completing a project qualification, students follow a clearly structured process: they plan, research their topic and create a product. The product of their project can be in one of three formats:

  • a research-based written report
  • a production* (e.g. charity event, fashion show, sports event etc.)
  • an artifact (e.g. a piece of art, a computer game, a realised design).

This work is all recorded in their Production Log and, finally, students deliver a presentation. Students are assessed on the product of their project and on the process itself.

Independent Learning

AQA PQ1 - Past papers and mark schemes
AQA PQ2 - Past papers and mark schemes

Curriculum Map

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3


Qualification explanation and learning outcomes

Example student work.

Project structure.

Study skills.

Timeline of small, medium and long term deadlines.

Aims of project

Background research

Referencing sources of information

Study skills

Purpose and types of research

Data collection - questionnaires

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Interpreting results

Presenting data

Drawing meaningful conclusions and recommendations

Project presentations