EPQ

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

(Worth the same as half an A-Level)

Exam Board AQA
Entry requirements

Minimum C Grade (or 9-1 equivalent) in English

What will I study?
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a standalone qualification designed to extend and develop your skills in independent research and project management. It is awarded UCAS points worth half an A-level and is recognised by universities and employers; some leading universities make alternative offers to those students undertaking an EPQ.
 
The EPQ requires you to carry out research on a topic that they have chosen and is not covered by their other qualifications. You then use this research to produce a written report and, in the case of practical projects, an artefact or a production. Most importantly, you can take inspiration from something studied in class or something completely unrelated to their studies.
Assessment

All students must submit a written report for assessment of between 1,000 and 5,000 words. The exact length of each written report will depend on the nature of the project, the subject area chosen and the other evidence provided.

What skills will I gain?

Independent enquiry; Creative thinking; Reflective learning; Problem solving; Self-management; Effective participation; Team working; Structured writing.

Future pathways

The EPQ is highly regarded by all universities.

 

All students must submit a written report for assessment of between 1,000 and 5,000 words. The exact length of each written report will depend on the nature of the project, the subject area chosen and the other evidence provided.