AS level Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

  • Course type: A level
  • Awarding/exam body: AQA

Introduction

EPQ student trip to British Library 17.6.15

The EPQ is offered in addition to a 3 A Level or a level 3 BTEC programme.  It may be carried out individually or as a group and can be practical or essay based. The course provides students with the opportunity to select a topic that they are particularly interested in and conduct both primary and secondary research. EPQ will develop and improve students’ own learning and performance as a critical, reflective and independent learner. The course also helps develop skills such as planning, research, critical thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

  • Course assessment...

    Students select a topic of their choice, design and carry out research and reflect on the project process. They are required to complete an essay (between 1,000-5,000 words), logbook and presentation for formal assessment.

  • This course can lead to...

    The EPQ is a highly valued and respected course which is designed to enhance the student’s ability to work independently through the development and utilisation of a series of academic skills, all of which are beneficial to future study and employment.

  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

    The EPQ is offered to all second year students.

  • Course highlight

    • Trips to the British Library.
    • Students often receive lower offers at competitive universities if they get an A grade in EPQ.
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