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For those who are suitable we also offer the Extended Project Qualification in the third term of Year 12.

Course Summary:

The EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) is a stand-alone qualification, studied above and beyond A Levels. It carries the same UCAS weighting as an ‘old’ AS level with UCAS points attached to it, and it allows you to develop an essay or artefact around a topic of your choice.

Here are some previous examples of successful EPQ projects; EPQ 2023.mp4 

Why complete an EPQ?

Undertaking an Extended Project can support your application to Higher Education by:

  • Reducing the level of an offer

  • Giving your application preference on highly selective courses over students who have not undertaken EPQ

  • Providing a focus for valued content within your personal statement

  •  Providing a major focus for interview discussion

  • The EPQ is awarded UCAS points worth half an A-level and is recognised by universities and employers; some leading universities, such as Southampton University, make alternative offers to students undertaking an EPQ.

What does it involve?

The EPQ is a standalone qualification designed to extend and develop skills in independent research and project management.

The EPQ will require you to carry out research on a topic you have chosen and is not covered by your other qualifications. You will then use this research to produce a written report and, in the case of practical projects, an artefact or a production.

You can take inspiration from something studied in class or something completely unrelated to your studies.

Further information:

EPQ - FAQ for students

Forr further information please contact Miss Sims -