Extended Project Qualification

Help with your research

What you need to demonstrate

The Extended Project Assessment Objective covering research and use of resources is worth 20% of the total marks. Emphasis is on the use, range and acknowledgement of your source material.


To gain the highest marks you need to: work independently; think and work critically; demonstrate effective interpretation and analysis of a wide range of source material; provide references throughout your work and a detailed bibliography.

We have lots of books available in the library to help you with your research

Search Oliver

There are many books in the library to help you with your research. Click the above link to search the library catalogue.

Our online databases

We have a number of online databases available through the library webpage to help you with your research.
Swanshurst Library

Click the link above to link our online databases. Use your Swanshurst username and password if you are prompted for login details.

Searching Google

Search Local Libraries

Create Questionnaires

Survey Face

There are lots of online survey creation sites available. Survey Face allows you to create surveys and questionnaires with a choice of question types and output for analysis purposes. Sign up for a free account.

Writing your bibliography

It is essential that you provide references throughout your Extended Project as well as a detailed bibliography. The following documents will help you with the style rules that you need to follow when referencing.


Don't wait unitl the end of project to begin writing your bibliography. Keep a record as you go - it will save you lots of time!

Citing Within Text

A citation is used within the body of your work to inform the reader of your source material at the point of use. Click here for help with the style rules of in-text citations.

Bibliography Style Rules

Click here to see referencing examples for a book, website, journal and newspaper articles.

Referencing Index Cards

Index Cards are available in the Sixth Form Library & Study areas. Please let a member of the library staff know if you cannot find what you are looking for and we will add an example.
Link to our Referencing Examples Guide here

Click the above link to link to our 'How to Guide' on Correct Referencing

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The skills4uni online study skills module provided by the University of Birmingham will help prepare you with the skills needed to complete your Extended Project. Access it here.

A02 - Use Resources Mark Band

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