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Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

We have a track record of excellence in this exciting university standard qualification. Students are given an individual supervisor to help them plan, research and present their finding on a challenging topic of the student’s choice. Achieving this qualification is an excellent addition to any university application as the skills gained are transferable to undergraduate study.

If you would like to discuss the EPQ further, please contact your form tutor or Head of Year in the first instance.

The EPQ is worth half an A Level in terms of UCAS points and during the EPQ students will need to:

  • Choosean area of interest and draft their project title and aims.
  • Plan, researchand carry out their project.
  • Keep a production logof all stages of the project production, reviewing and evaluating their progress.
  • Completethe project product.
  • Prepare and deliver a presentation.
  • Review the outcome of their project and presentation.

During the EPQ, they will learn to:

  • manage– identify, design, plan, and complete a project (or task within a group project), applying organisational skills and strategies to meet their stated objectives
  • use resources/research– obtain and select information from a range of sources, analyse data, apply it relevantly, and demonstrate understanding of any appropriate connections and complexities of their topic
  • develop and realise– use a range of skills, including using new technologies, to solve problems, to take decisions critically, creatively and flexibly, and to achieve their aims
  • review– evaluate the outcome, including their learning and performance.

Here is some advice from UCAS regarding the EPQ: https://www.ucas.com/connect/blogs/what-epq-and-why-should-i-do-one-epq-advice-1

Here is some information from AQA regarding the EPQ: https://www.aqa.org.uk/programmes/aqa-baccalaureate/extended-project/the-aqa-epq