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Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

Entry Requirements:
At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A*-C including English or Maths at grade C/4 or above.

Why Should You Take This Course?
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) allows students to extend their abilities beyond the A Level syllabus and prepare for university or their future career. It is worth half an A Level (28 UCAS points) so can be used to earn extra UCAS points.

Course content
The EPQ requires students to carry out research on a topic that they have chosen and is not covered by their other qualifications. They then use this research to produce a written report. In some cases a practical project can be undertaken.
A student can take inspiration from something studied in class or something completely unrelated to their studies.
Delivery of the Extended Project Qualification in centres will involve some teaching of the necessary skills, supervision and assessment of the students' progress. It will involve extended autonomous work by the student.

How will I be assessed?
Students are required, with appropriate supervision, to:
Chose an area of interest
Draft a title and aims of the project for formal approval by the centre
Plan, research and carry out the project
Deliver a presentation to a non-specialist audience
Provide evidence of all stages of project development and production for assessment
Are there any special expenses?
There may be additional expenses depending on the topic you choose to study.
What could I do next?
The EPQ is considered an excellent course for entry into competitive universities.


How to apply for this course

2018-2019 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2018-2019 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post