EPQ

EPQ

EPQ

What is EPQ?

EPQ stands for the Extended Project Qualification, It’s an additional qualification students have the option to take during year 13. Students take the EPQ as an extension from studies or to explore an area of personal interest or an activity outside the main programme of study. 

The EPQ gives students the opportunity to select and study their own topic and develops independent learning, a skill that Universities and employers value. The EPQ also teaches students skills in independent research, project management, reflection and self-evaluation. The EPQ motivates and inspires students as well as developing confidence in communicating and presenting ideas. The EPQ is an A2 qualification and students can achieve up to 70 additional UCAS points for University applications. 

Alex Cooke used his EPQ project “Fictional writing in the style of Ian McEwan” to support his application to University. “I thoroughly enjoyed studying the EPQ; my selected topic demonstrated to Universities my enthusiasm for English literature, the course I now study at Liverpool University.”

Other recent projects include: The Justification of LHC funding, the History of the Little Black Dress, The Fashion of Marie Antoinette, Mussolini – The Cult of Personality, and the Social/Industrial History of Nantwich.

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