Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) AS Level
What will I learn?
Our EPQ specification prepares students for University study, developing and providing evidence of the skills Universities are looking for:
- experience of in-depth study in specialised topics, e.g. medical research, politics or astronomy, closer to actual University courses
- confidence to work independently and creatively
- practice in essay writing and independent research
Open to second year students who are on target to achieve A and B grades in their other subjects
How will I be assessed?
All EPQ students follow the same basic Project process, and have to supply the following evidence for assessment:
- Project product, in the form of a research report, production or artefact*
- Written report
- Presentation of the completed Project
- Completed Production Log
* a written report must accompany a production or artefact
Who is this course aimed at?
EPQ allows students to embark on largely self-directed projects. By taking responsibility for the choice and design of an individual project (or an individual role in a group project) they:
- become more critical, reflective and independent learners
- develop and apply decision-making and problem-solving skills
- increase their planning, research, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and presentation skills
- learn to apply new technologies confidently
- demonstrate creativity, initiative and enterprise