Extended Project Qualification

In Sixth Form, you will be entered for the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). This is a qualification recognised by a number of universities and will provide you with additional UMS marks. Undertaking the EPQ encourages wider learning, prepares you for writing dissertations whilst at university, and often creates a discussion point at university interviews.

The project is a based on a topic of your choice and is usually an extension of one of your study areas; it can be an area of personal interest or an activity outside your main programme of study. All projects must include a written report 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 or topic chosen and the other form of evidence. 

Evidence can include:

  • an artefact, model or construction
  • a media file of performances or activities
  • an audio or multimedia presentation
  • a PowerPoint presentation
  • a photographic record of the project.

One lesson a week in Sixth Form will be spent researching for your EPQ under teacher supervision but you are also encouraged to do additional work outside this time.