EPQ (Extended Project Qualification)

Universities tell us that the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) Level 3 is an excellent preparation for undergraduate study as it gives real evidence of independent, critical thinking. It is a stand-alone qualification, an extension from studies, which enthuses students by offering the opportunity for open debate and research on their own topic. Students from Year 12 can opt to take the EPQ, alongside their A Level studies and will be taught skills such as researching effectively or time management. It is essential that students work independently, but have a supervisor and subject mentors who assesses their progress.

It focuses on:
• A solid and coherent grounding in a specialist topic
• An ability to undertake independent and self-directed learning
• The ability to think laterally, critically and creatively
• Problem solving
• Reflective learning
• Self-management
• The development, presentation and communication of information
• The delivery of a presentation to an audience