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Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

The EPQ provides students with the privilege to study in depth a particular subject that is beyond the boundaries of their A level curriculum. It is an excellent preparation for undergraduate level study. 

Rachel Oxtoby
Head of EPQ

In addition to your A-level choices you may be selected to study for the Extended Project Qualification.

 

The Extended Project will develop and extend from one or more of your study areas and/or from an area of personal interest or activity outside your main programme of study.

The Extended Project is a highly valued qualification that helps the most academic students prepare for independent university study.  The EPQ is offered by WLFS as a standalone qualification within our scholarship programme. It will be based on a topic chosen by you and agreed as appropriate by your mentor. You will be taught the necessary skills in order to complete an extended project, working closely with a specialist mentor. Then you will work autonomously and independently to complete your project. After planning, researching and carrying out your project you will deliver a presentation to a non-specialist audience, a real opportunity to turn the tables on your teachers. Having completed an Extended Project Qualification you will have applied a range of organisational skills and strategies to meet your objectives and obtained, critically selected and used information from a range of sources. You will have shown that you can analyse data, applying it relevantly, and displayed a range of skills valued by universities and employers, including problem-solving, critical decision-making, communication skills, creatively and flexibly, to achieve planned outcomes. Importantly, you will learn to evaluate outcomes both in relation to your project and in terms of reflecting on your own learning and performance. This project, and the planning, log and evaluation of it, will form the evidence on which you will be graded and gain the qualification, which is worth half an A-level.

 

Examination Board                                                                                           

AQA (7993)