Extended Project Qualification

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is an independent project carried out on a topic completely of your own choice. Students cannot apply for this qualification until the Spring term of Year 12, when they will be invited to submit a proposal form for consideration.

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is an independent project carried out on a topic completely of your own choice.

It will help you:

  • Develop and improve your own learning and performance as a critical, reflective and independent learner.
  • Develop and apply decision making and, where appropriate, problem solving skills.
  • Extend your planning, research, critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and presentation skills.
  • Develop, where appropriate, as an e-confident Learner and apply new technologies in your studies.
  • Develop and apply skills creatively, demonstrating initiative and enterprise.
  • Use your learning experiences to support your personal aspirations for higher education and career development.

What do I do?

  • Choose a topic to study
  • Complete a production log to document the project process
  • Plan, research and carry out your project
  • Prepare a presentation

How will I be assessed?

You will have regular meetings with your supervisor to discuss your progress and development.

You have to produce a written report on your findings of 5000 words or create an artefact and 1000 word written report. This report/artefact is then assessed by your supervisor who grades it.

You will also present your findings to a non specialists group and take questions on your project. This will also be assessed by your supervisor.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Students cannot apply for this qualification until the Spring term of Year 12, when they will be invited to submit a proposal form for consideration.

Course Expenses

There are no expenses associated with this qualification.

Sixth Form Open Evening

for September 2018 entry

Weds 8th November 2017, 5.30-7.30pm

Headteacher's address at 5.30 / 6.15 / 7.00pm