Extended Project Qualification
An EPQ is a qualification which allows each student to embark on a largely self-directed and self-motivated project #BeMoreIndependent.
Students must choose a topic, plan, research and develop their idea and decide on their finished product. A project topic may be related to a student's main study programme, but must look beyond the specification. At the end of the project, students present their findings to an audience of staff and students, thereby rationalising their conclusions and evaluating their research methods.
An EPQ is the equivalent of one half of an A level and is undertaken in the first year of the Sixth Form. It carries ‘UCAS Points’ towards university entrance at some institutions and can be used to demonstrate high order research skills valued in higher education #BeMoreKnowledgeable.
In the 'taught element' of the EPQ, students learn key research skills and also receive regular tutorial supervision.