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Rise of A-level extended projects

Three years after their launch, extended projects are on their way to eclipsing A-level general studies, with a 51 per cent rise in entries. This year 24,099 pupils completed a project, which can involve a 5,000- word dissertation, a report with findings from an investigation or study, or a short film or piece of music. One university has called for them to be made compulsory.

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