The Extended Project is based on either an extended essay or report of 5000 words, or an artefact supported by a shorter report. It will be undertaken on a topic of your own choosing, which may be linked to your A Level subjects, but will lead you to explore an area outside of them. Note that this course is normally started towards the end of your first year.
Note that the EPQ is worth 50% of the UCAS points of an A level.
The EPQ is designed to offer additional support for any university route. It will give you many essential skills for progression, including referencing techniques, critical analysis of resources, identification of fallacies in reasoning, presentation skills and organisational skills such as use of the Gantt chart. Many students study a topic that relates to their prospective university course and / or career. As such, the EPQ offers an excellent ability to further research those destinations.
Modules vary – please contact our enquiries team on 0800 032 1986 for the latest information.
Assessment will be by a holistic judgement of your whole project.