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Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

Qualifications to start the course

Students must have five GCSEs including English, Mathematics and Science graded A* – C.

Description of the subject

Students have the freedom of working in their own way as they undertake the project based on an area of personal interest. This could be in the form of a report, an investigation, artefact or dissertation. The Extended Project Qualification is equivalent to half an A-Level.

What you will do

Students will develop a range of new skills that will prepare them for university and the world of work. They will design an independent project based on an area of personal interest and have the opportunity to enhance their self-management and research skills.

Future prospects

EPQ is highly sought after by many universities as it helps the students’ UCAS application stand out from the crowd. In our experience, some students have received alternative offers from universities following positive feedback on their impressive individual projects.