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Extension Opportunities

Extended Project Qualification

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is offered as an extension opportunity for students to undertake an in-depth study in a specialised topic of their choice. EPQ develops independent learning, research and essay-writing – all valuable skills for university.

This year's topics ranged from Nanoparticles and Hybrid Cars to Psychopathic Mindsets and E-Marketing.

MOOC

Another extension opportunity is MOOC, a massive open online course, offered by higher education institutions. MOOCs are structured similar to traditional online higher education courses in which students watch lectures, read assigned material, participate in online discussions and forums, and complete quizzes and tests on the course material.

MOOC is offered by higher education institutions including a number of Russell Group Universities and internationally-renowned universities such as Harvard and Yale. A massive open online course is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets, many MOOCs provide interactive user forums to support community interactions between students and professors.

MOOCs are a recent development in distance education which was first introduced in 2008 and emerged as a popular mode of learning in 2014. MOOCs are structured similar to traditional online higher education courses in which students watch lectures, read assigned material, participate in online discussions and forums, and complete quizzes and tests on the course material.

Fact Finding Open Afternoon for Year 7 Entry 2018

Fri 24th November 2017, 14:00-15:30
To book a place, please click here

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